Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech forms alliance with SFU for Educational and Research as related to the High Tech Sector

Abbotsford, BC (October 2007)- The Sumas regional consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have initiated proceedings and discussions to jointly promote and implement programs related to Advanced Tech Education, Specialized Continuing Education programs for the Technology sector and plans for the Research and Technology Transfer capability from the future and proposed Abbotsford Technology Park (ATP).

“We are very excited about working with the SFU team from the Surrey Campus of SFU and discussions are underway to elaborate on the areas of collaboration between our respective organizations, and expect to continue the progress that has already been established to date” commented Raymond Szabada Chairman of the Board for SRCTec.

The partnership between SFU and SRCTec is a progressive example of the changing face of the East Fraser Valley and these parties have taken the lead to initiate the strategic approach to Economic and Educational development of The Region.

For more information on this alliance, please contact Owen Greaves at the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech at 1-800-306-9488 or visit srctec.org.

The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech announces the addition of Greg Dyck to its Advisory Board

Abbotsford, BC., September 04, 2007 – In accordance with its plan to expand its Board and also the Advisory Board, SRCTec announced today a very welcome addition to its Advisory Board, Greg Dyck, CIO of Prospera Credit Union.

“We are most excited about Mr. Dyck’s involvement as he is a seasoned IT professional and a long standing member of the community” commented Owen Greaves, Director and COO of SRCTec. “We’re looking forward to input from Mr. Dyck on corporate and community relationships and leveraging his vast background in the technology sector to expand SRCTec’s vision and operations in the Region”, said Owen Greaves.

Phase I

Raymond Szabada announces to media and the community “if Abbotsford commits to a Technology Park, clean industrialization will follow and tech companies will come”.

Mr. Szabada further communicated to the media today that his ambitious plans to implement strategies that will facilitate the attraction of private sector investment in the Region, are critical to attracting national and international skilled technical labour and retaining graduating and future students. Part of the strategy will require support from local politicians and key private sector partners to launch the Abbotsford Technology Park in Phase I of the proposed initiative. The Abbotsford Technology park will host start-up as well as established companies, a research facility and IT training Campus.

“Once the park is completed, and research and high tech activity are evident, we can then start to brand the Region in an effort to attract larger technology players; therefore Phase I is critical” said Mr. Szabada.

Szabada shares his dream

Fraser Valley new high-tech haven?

By JOE MILLICAN

Abbotsford News

Dec 2006

The brains behind the next generation of Intel computer processors put their heads together to identify a niche that will help keep them at the forefront of their industry.

Looking out of their office window, they see a group of Apple researchers in the next building busy brainstorming ways to revamp their iPod products.

It’s the same story for Hewlett-Packard, Google, Adobe and eBay; just a handful of the hundreds of globally renowned companies that call Silicon Valley their home. The high-technology hub, located in and around San Jose, is situated more than 4,000 kilometres south of Abbotsford and has revamped the area in northern California since the 1950’s.