Northern Lakes College in McLennan welcomes public to their open house

Mac Olsen
Community Education Committee

Northern Lakes College has been holding their Open House Road Show throughout the Peace Country in the last several weeks.

It was the McLennan campus’ turn on May 2 to welcome the public, and it was also an opportunity for me to highlight what this post-secondary institution has to offer.

Many of those who attended were students from Ecole Providence in McLennan, who eagerly lined up for the hamburger and hot dog lunch served by NLC staff. Later, they gathered around the ‘Open House Road Show’ sign to have their picture taken, which was a nice moment.

Tours were provided of the facilities and local staff, including Odessa Ptashnyk, discussed the programs offered.

Also on hand was staff for Smoky River Adult Learning, which has an office in the campus building and one at the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 administration office in Falher.

In my interview with 93.5 CKVH-FM (High Prairie), I noted that the Community Education Council for the NLC campus in McLennan works to improve education opportunities for post-secondary students and to bring programs like the Hunter Education Course for the public.

I also emphasized that Northern Lakes College is for everyone, whether you’re just getting out of high school, or taking upgrading or changing careers.

It is important for our campus to appeal to everyone and to provide requested programs where possible.

As part of the open house, attendees were encouraged to fill out a consultation survey, with questions like:

. What programs do you think should be added to NLC’s academic offerings?

. What type of academic support should NLC provide to existing students to help them succeed?

. How can NLC support student career development?

Attendees then submitted their consultation surveys and one person’s name will be drawn for an Apple iPad on June 14.

This survey is consultation survey is being conducted at all of the NLC campuses.


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