Transfer program, students with disabilities, threatened by CNA cuts

NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says as the impact of government cuts to the College of the North Atlantic continues to unfold, he is increasingly concerned about the viability of some of the CNA’s most appreciated offerings.

“The Comprehensive Arts and Science Transfer program at College of the North Atlantic allows students to save thousands of dollars while completing their first year of university in or near their hometowns,” Kirby said in the House of Assembly today.

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“Can the Minister confirm that government's program-destroying cuts to the College will not impact the number of seats available and the cost of tuition for the CAS Transfer: College-University program?”

Also at risk are the highly-acclaimed services for students with disabilities.

“Resource Facilitators who provide services to students with disabilities are among those have lost their positions with government's program-destroying cuts to College of the North Atlantic,” Kirby said today.

“Who will provide supports and accommodations to students with disabilities at the College now that these positions have been cut?”

Kirby says government has squandered dozens of programs and jobs at College of the North Atlantic by “spinning the College funding roulette wheel.

“She decided to gamble with the future of the College with these program-destroying cuts,” he said. “Did the Minister realize she would be hurting students with disabilities?”

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