Job cuts, more extension courses part of NorQuest restructuring

January 17, 2011

As part of school-wide restructuring, NorQuest College cut 22 positions last week, and created 17 new positions at the same time. The restructuring includes combining English as a second language and academic upgrading into one faculty. As a way to cope with uncertain provincial budgets, the Edmonton-based institution has decided to develop more extension courses outside the provincially funded system. Extension courses will bring in money for NorQuest since those who take them pay the full cost, says president Jodi Abbott. Edmonton Journal