A unique collaboration between four post-secondary institutions in British Columbia will establish a new campus on the Vancouver Island city of Langford.
The partnership between the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, Camosun College and the Justice Institute of B.C. will educate up to 1,300 students when it's completed by 2035.
The project includes an almost $78-million investment from the provincial government, while Royal Roads is contributing $19 million for the land purchase and capital costs and Langford about $27 million in infrastructure.
Premier John Horgan, whose riding will be home for the new institution, says residents of the Westshore have waited a long time to have another post-secondary campus in their community.
Statistics show the region has lower-than-average direct post-secondary transition rates at 38 per cent compared with the provincial average of 51 per cent.
Programs to be offered by the institutions include business, hospitality, computer science, engineering, health-care assistant, and paramedic and first-responder training.
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