Sunday , 26 September 2021
Portage College's St. Paul campus.

Advanced Education Minister touring Portage College, Lakeland College

It’s not just students heading back to school this week, but some government officials as well.

Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides will travel across Alberta to meet with post-secondary board members, staff and students about the sector’s future.

Nicolaides is touring Lakeland College today and Portage College tomorrow to help understand the issues these post-secondaries face and working with these schools to get results for students after they graduate.

“Post-secondary institutions are home to some of our province’s brightest thinkers and problem-solvers. Together, we will determine the best ways to build the workforce of the future and support a stronger and growing economy,” said Nicolaides.

Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides.


“While I have already had several meetings with post-secondary and student association leaders, it is important for me to visit each campus to engage with students, faculty, staff and leadership to listen and learn as the new minister.”

The minister’s travel schedule includes 18 colleges, universities and polytechnics. He will visit learning facilities and laboratories, learn more about daily operations, and invite feedback on a wide array of issues facing students and learning providers.

Minister Nicolaides will launch the tour on Sept. 3 and finish on Sept. 25.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.