SUDBURY -- The Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario has announced new funding for Laurentian University.

Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre and Nickel Belt MP Marc Serréannounced that $150,000 will be made available to purchase new equipment for the Foundry, located in the Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space.

The Foundry helps people enhance their digital literacy and technical skills.

FedNor's new funding will go towards things such as 3D printers, laser cutters, among other new technological equipment.

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