This letter is in response to a news article published in the March 12, 2012 edition of The Gulf News titled, “College receives more than $500,000 for upgrades”.
Letter to the editor
The information provided for this article did not accurately depict the current or future operational status of the Port aux Basques campus of College of the North Atlantic, nor did it correctly identify current or future investments made by the Provincial Government’s Department of Advanced Education and Skills to the college. The figures provided by a college employee for this article were not correct.
The college’s internal budget process is held at the Board of Governors and the College Executive level only and subsequently through the Department of Advanced Education and Skills as part of the consultative budget process.
The college values the educational and operational specialties that the Port aux Basques campus offers to learners, faculty and staff members. We will continue to build on the strong relationships we have fostered with the area’s residents, prospective learners and our stakeholders as we strive to meet the needs of our province’s workforce.
Ann Marie Vaughan
College of the North Atlantic