Liberal Education Plan: Supporting Educators, Students, Families and Communities
Charlottetown, April 3 – The Liberal plan for education will see major steps forward in the support of educators, students, families and communities.
“Our education system is the foundation upon which we will build future prosperity for Islanders,” says Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan.
“The education innovations we are proposing will support young Islanders for the next generation – and make sure they have the best resources available to excel in a changing world.”
The Liberal education plan is broad-based – and it will enhance programs and services from the earliest years to post-secondary.
- 300 new child care spaces – including many devoted to infant care
- New investments in training and compensation for early learning educators
- A $500 Learning Bond for every Islander below the age of 16 – which will help to cover post-secondary costs for text books, residence, tuition and out-of-province study
- Recruitment of 150 new frontline staff in our school system – including educators, psychologists, counselors and other highly-trained staff
- Provide vocational training and capacity at every Island high school
- Invest $125 million in school infrastructure and renewal
- Increase bursaries for Island students attending the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College and College de l’Ile to provide the most affordable post-secondary education in Canada.
“More than ever before, Prince Edward Island’s economy is becoming increasingly diverse – and there are more and more opportunities for Islanders to excel in exciting new careers here at home,” MacLauchlan said.