One of my top priorities is to move forward with a downtown college campus. I want to work with Okanagan College and the University of Fraser Valley to offer in-demand training programs, possibly in agriculture and trades.
The economic benefits of a downtown campus would be enormous. A recent study by the EDS estimated the project would generate approximately 160 jobs and inject $10.3 million into the local economy (see www.salmonarmdcc.ca). It is a clean industry that would help attract and retain skilled workers and youth.