Keyano, GPRC partner to community faced with intense economic hardship

July 31, 2017

Keyano College and Grande Prairie Regional College have partnered to support community members of Grande Cache, Alberta, which has seen nearly a third of its jobs disappear following to closure of Grande Cache Coal in 2015. A Keyano release reports that since that time, the town and many of its people have suffered serious economic hardship. In response to the circumstances, Keyano partnered with GPRC to bring Keyano's mobile simulators to the town this month to teach the college’s 6-week Heavy Equipment Operator course. GPRC representatives say the opportunity to train for new jobs is giving hope back to the community. Keyano