THUNDER BAY – Confederation College celebrated a $100,000 contribution today from Tbaytel to the Regional Education Alliance for Community Health (REACH) facility that will house programs within the School of Health and Community Services this fall.
Supporting the enhanced Lecture Theatre on the third floor, President & CEO Don Campbell and President Pat Lang jointly made the announcement today, joined by supporters, employees and community members from Thunder Bay and the region via video conference.
“Confederation College is a strong partner of Tbaytel, something we formalized in April of 2010,” said Don Campbell President & CEO Tbaytel. “This classroom with the capabilities it will have in terms of local and regional education delivery using the latest in technology, is synonymous with many of the current initiatives and business philosophies we are committed to at Tbaytel. As a partner, we have been in constant dialogue with the College during the building’s development, and we believe this is a perfect way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the initiative.”
The 1355 square foot Lecture theatre includes 82 seats and includes Smart ™ technology. Dawn Scavarelli, a student within the Practical Nursing program and Josh Cutting, a Medical Radiation Technology student, were on hand during the event today. “We are so excited about the new space and the equipment within REACH. As a student, I can’t think of a better place to learn,” said Dawn.
“When we planned the scope of this facility, we always envisioned the latest technology and learning mechanisms for our students,” said Lang. “We are proud to say, that with the support of companies like Tbaytel, we are able to fulfill and actually go beyond our original vision. The leadership at Tbaytel understood that vision and is continuing to help us see it through.”
The REACH facility is 47,000 square feet in size and has been built to LEED Silver certified standards.