Date set for Trades and Technology Centre sod-turning

The wheels are in motion on the Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton. On Mar. 27 Logan Stevens Construction (2000) Ltd. was awarded the contract to build the new facility.  And now, Parkland College is ready to take the next step.

An official sod-turning ceremony is scheduled for May 6 at 9:30 a.m. It will happen at the Trades and Technology Centre site along Dracup Ave. North, just south of Logan Stevens’ York Road headquarters.

The event will include Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris, Deputy Premier/Finance Minister Ken Krawetz, Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit, and Yorkton Mayor Bob Maloney. Donors and campaign supporters have been invited to help celebrate this milestone in the facility’s long journey from concept to reality.

The Trades and Technology Centre is scheduled to open in September 2015.  The new facility will house training space and classrooms that will allow Parkland College to produce more than 350 skilled graduates per year, and also upgrade the skills of 2,000 workers annually. Key programs will include Power Engineering, Welding, and Heavy Duty Mechanics.

This project represents a significant expansion of services and program delivery options that are not currently available in the Parkland region. Investments in the project will provide the necessary resources to sustain economic, social, and cultural growth in the region and across Saskatchewan.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Student paramedics head out into the field

Melville, SK — Students enrolled in the Primary Care Paramedic certificate program at Parkland College in Melville are just completing their final week of classes. The students will be on practicum assignments until the end of June.

2013-14 Parkland College Primary Care Paramedic class: Front row (L to R) Jaden Kuculym, Mikailla Thorlakson, Kelli Karchut, Brittany Schofer; Back row (L to R) Dylan Sikorski, Reid Kaczur, Tyler Barnaby, Matthew Martens, Marnie Weir.

Before they branched out into the field to get work experience, the students posed for a class photo next to a training ambulance they used during their program. The ambulance is a recent addition to the College, having been donated earlier this year by The Dow Chemical Company. Dow Canada manufactures basic chemicals and plastics used to make products in many sectors, including personal care, transportation, health care and home construction.

Training ambulance donated by The Dow Chemical Company.

The SIAST Primary Care Paramedic program delivered by Parkland College is a one-year certificate accredited by the Canadian Medical Association that prepares graduates to work in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Students receive training in recognizing and managing medical and trauma injuries, physical assessment, pharmacology, and professionalism and leadership in Emergency Medical Services. Graduates typically find work in ambulance operations, fire services (in conjunction with fire training), industrial sites, mining sites, military departments, or special care facilities.

The next Paramedic program will be offered at Parkland College in Melville starting in September 2014.


About Us:

Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Office: 306.728.6595