Open house showcases post-secondary program options

Approximately 120 young learners attended an open house Thursday at Parkland College in Yorkton. The event helped students and their families learn more about the numerous post-secondary programs available at the College.

Staff provided guidance and offered admissions clinics, while student volunteers led visitors on tours of the Main Campus and Trades & Technology Centre and shared insight on what it’s like to take classes close to home. Representatives from the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Health Authority were on hand to answer questions about their respective programs and career opportunities.

Half-hour sessions were scheduled during the open house, allowing visitors to learn about application procedures, scholarships, and specific areas of study. There were also question-and-answer sessions and “Money Matters” workshops about student loans and budgets.

“A lot of our students find that our learning environment helps them make a smoother transition to post-secondary workloads and expectations,” said President Dwayne Reeve. “With smaller class sizes than those typically found at a larger institution, students can get to know their instructors and classmates. And many families find they save money by avoiding the costs associated with relocation and renting in another city.”

The application deadline for most 2018-19 programs is May 31, but seats are filling up quickly. Talk to a Parkland College counsellor to learn more about the programs you can take close to home.

About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2017.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595