Computer glitch delays Alberta training grant payments

September 13, 2010

A computer software glitch has affected up to 3,600 students seeking funds from Alberta Works, a provincial government program for low-income individuals upgrading their education. The delays in processing applications for learner benefits has left many students facing eviction notices and with no means to pay for child care, tuition, or books. Alberta's employment and immigration minister said Friday that his department would issue emergency cheques within 24 to 48 hours to those facing hardships. Bow Valley College and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology have postponed tuition and fee payments for students still waiting for Alberta Works funds. BVC has also organized a food drive to help affected students. Calgary Herald | CBC