Parkland College Hosting the Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010 Exhibit

Three Parkland College campuses will be featuring the Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010 exhibit. The exhibit will be featured at the following campuses for youth and the community to experience. The exhibit can be viewed between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at:

November 22 to November 28, 2010
Parkland College, Yorkton Campus, 200 Prystai Way

November 29 to December 5, 2010
Parkland College, Melville Campus, 200 Block 9th Avenue W

December 6 to December 14, 2010
Parkland College, Fort Qu’Appelle, 740 Sioux Avenue

The Kandhar Through Afghan Eyes Project 2010 seeks to capture, through the eyes of the youth of Kandahar province, an alternate perspective about the realities of life in this province, and to portray some of the challenges and opportunities as seen through the lens of the next generation. A team of 15 males and female students, selected from schools throughout Kandahar City, were trained for six weeks on the principles of photography, journalism and Pashto literature.

This exhibit offers a chance to share some of the realities of life in Kandahar province for young Afghans and invite Canadian youth and others to consider differences and similarities in their way of life compared to the lives of the photographers.

 

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For more information, contact:
William Litchfield
Director of Advancement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.786.7331
Email: w.litchfield@parklandcollege.sk.ca 
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Parkland College Commences the Addictions Counselling Program

Yorkton, SK – Parkland College commenced a new program on October 25, 2010, at Parkland College. The Addictions Counselling program is a two year diploma, accredited by SIAST, Woodland Campus. There are currently eleven students enrolled.
Addictions counselling is a very specialized field requiring unique skills. The program was developed based on industry input and is reviewed regularly by an advisory board of addictions counselling practitioners. It is an intense program made up of 40 theory classes. Students must also complete a two week practicum in a detoxification setting and a 12 week practicum within an addictions program. Some of the topics that the students will be studying include integrated case management, one-on-one counselling, assessments, treatment plans, and group counselling skills. Many of the classes are also videotaped.

Students had to complete several steps to be accepted into the program – such as a criminal record check, assessment for chemical dependency, and an individual interview with the Program Head from SIAST. Tony Hallett is the lead instructor for the program at Parkland College and says “it’s great that we have this kind of program here. It’s a very well-developed, widely recognized diploma in this field and the fact that it’s available here now is a real plus – a plus for interested students and a big plus for the community.”

Here is what one of the students has to say so far: “Excellent course to learn of “self-awareness” and to gain knowledge and tools to hopefully aid those who want help with their addictions and its problems.”

Saskatchewan Addiction Awareness Week takes place November 14 to 20, 2010.

About Us:
Parkland College provides a wide array of educational programs and services to adult learners including Adult Basic Education, University, SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Literacy, English as an Additional Language and Career and Student Services.

 

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For more information contact:
Connie Brown
Business, Health & Human Services Coordinator
Parkland College
Phone: 306.786.2580
Fax: 306.786.7866
Email: c.brown@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca