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Lake Huron Collaborative Busy

Lake Huron | by Travis Pedwell  

Lake Huron Learning Collaborative planning busy year for education in region.

The Chair of the Lake Huron Learning Collaborative says it's been an interesting year.

Phil Maier says rapidly expanding technology creates more opportunities for education.

Maier tells Bayshore Broadcasting News instead of going to large cities for post secondary schooling - you can do courses online.

Maier stresses it's not just about educating young people but adults as well.

He says education is an evolving process even after you finish school completely.

Maier adds without education the population will continue to decline across Huron County.

The LHLC has many goals they're working towards.

Maier says they hope to transform the Westario building in Kincardine to a total learning centre.

Maier notes anyone wanting to earn a degree or learn english as a second language can come in and staff will be able to point you in the right direction.

He calls video conferencing the next step in education technology.

As the board enters its 8th year of existence the future for LHLC in Goderich is a little uncertain.

Maier says they face a real possibility of having to relocate.

He adds the former Victoria Public School in Goderich is now up for bidding - which could change their location.

There will also be a fundraiser coming up hosted by the LHLC.

Maier tells us on May 28th they'll be hosting a night of Music and laughter with Don Needles.

Maier notes Needles will also talk about the steep learning curve of farming.

Tickets are 40 dollars and you can call the Lake Huron Learning Collaborative for more information.


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