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MHC looks to economic trends to help guide program development

May 28, 2018
Medicine Hat College (MHC) will be able to dedicate new resources to program development, in particular with growing sectors like cannabis and renewable energy, thanks in part to a two percent increase by the Government of Alberta.

“We are pleased that Campus Alberta has continued with their promise to provide stable and predictable funding,” says Wayne Resch, vice-president of administration and finance. “It enables us to invest in new opportunities that benefit our students and the community.”

Within the college’s 2018/2019 budget, funds have been dedicated to a variety of activities including the development of dual credit programming, ensuring support services are meeting student needs and new initiatives like the teaching fellowship.

“We are always looking at new ways to deliver our programs in a way that ensure our students are getting the most out of their time here. Dedicating funds to areas like research and the teaching fellowship allow us to explore that in greater depth,” says Resch. 

Portions of the budget will go towards operational expenses like capital projects, facilities, salaries and benefits.

“According to the student satisfaction survey we have a high satisfaction rates from students who attend MHC, which I think speaks highly of our staff and faculty. I am proud of the passion and dedication from those who work here,” says Resch.

According to the survey over 91% of respondents have been satisfied on three key measures including course relevance, overall quality of educational experience and teaching quality. Almost all would recommend the college and 87% plan on continuing their education. 

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