July 16th, 2019

RBC donating $100K to college

By Collin Gallant on February 11, 2019.

The main entrance to Medicine Hat College is seen in this undated file photo. The college's board of governors has passed a balanced $58-million budget.

Medicine Hat News

The Royal Bank is donating $100,000 to expand business and entrepreneurial programming at Medicine Hat College, launch a seminar series and help bolster a partnership with regional high schools, it was announced Thursday.

The funds are dedicated to the institution’s Entrepreneur Development Centre, which helps students with a company start-up program.

“RBC has supported the EDC since 2010,” said Wayne Resch, the acting college president. “We’ve had some great success stories come out of the program, and last year alone we were able to serve over 75 clients, at MHC, and in our community.”

As well, MHC and the Prairie Rose School Division recently launched the rural youth entrepreneurship pilot project. Participating students at Eagle Butte High School in Dunmore, Foremost School, Senator Gershaw in Bow Island and South Central High School in Oyen are provided guidance while developing business ventures.

“We have a responsibility to prepare young people for the opportunities and ambiguities of the future,” said Mark Brown, RBC’s vice-president for the Alberta South region. ” RBC Future Launch is a decade-long commitment to help Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”

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