Cambrian College’s Espanola’ campus was the host site for a federal MP who had a sizable cheque in hand for a new program.

Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre(LAH-FAV) announced the $350,000 investment yesterday morning on behalf of Employment, Workforce and Development Minister Patty Hajdu (HAD-JU).

The funds will be shared between the college’s Espanola and Little Current campuses as part of the Youth Entrepreneurships Skills Development Program.

The funding was received by College President Bill Best, who thanked Lefebvre for helping make such a difference in people’s lives.

Up to 15 youth will be taking part at both locations.

Program Facilitator Celina Mantler (MANT-LUR) says the students will develop a business plan and will also meet with local community entrepreneurs during the course to bring their own business ideas to fruition.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes was also in attendance to extend congratulations and the importance of investing in youth educational initiatives.