Communities asked for input on colleges’ strategic plan

Parkland College and Cumberland College are beginning public consultations that will result in the creation of a strategic plan for the next five years.

The two colleges formed a pilot Coalition in the fall of 2018 to focus on improving operational efficiencies and organizational effectiveness. The colleges are working closely in a number of areas to better utilize resources and improve outcomes. One key deliverable is the creation of a Coalition Strategic Plan which involves robust consultations with internal and external stakeholders.

Community Engagement Sessions have been scheduled over the next five weeks in 16 communities across east-central and northeast Saskatchewan. Business representatives, community leaders, and members of the general public are encouraged to participate.

Nine of these sessions are scheduled in Parkland College’s region:

Community Date Time Location
Preeceville February 14 12:00-2:00 p.m. Club 60
Yorkton February 25 8:30-10:30 a.m. SIGN on Broadway – Regency Room
Kamsack February 25 12:30-2:30 p.m. Senior Citizens Centre
Ft. Qu’Appelle March 3 2:00-4:00 p.m. Treaty 4 Governance Centre – Archives Room
Canora March 4 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Activity Centre – Golf Club House
Melville March 5 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Horizon Credit Union Convention Centre
Foam Lake March 6 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Hall
Kelvington March 12 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kelvington Legion Community Centre
Esterhazy March 13 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. S.N. Boreen Community Centre

 

Click here for full details and registration information. If you have questions about these sessions, please email l.ritchie-mcinnes@parklandcollege.sk.ca.


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.

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

Tiny House Project launches at Ocean Man First Nation

A new project at Ocean Man First Nation will teach valuable hands-on skills to several students while building a tiny house for the community.

The Tiny House Project was officially launched Monday. It is the second Essential Skills project of its kind, delivered in partnership by Parkland College, Yorkton Tribal Council, Ocean Man First Nation, and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.

Program participants and sponsors gathered Feb. 3 at Ocean Man First Nation to launch the project.

Over the next five months, several students will have the opportunity to learn construction skills as well as life and employability skills. By the end of June, the students will build an environmentally responsible tiny house from the ground up.

Some of the building materials, tools, and appliances will be donated. The finished home will be awarded to a family within the community.

“Parkland College is pleased to be working with such committed and generous partners in providing robust training and experiential learning opportunities for our Indigenous youth,” said Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, Parkland College President & CEO. “That this project will provide a wonderful home for community members is an added bonus.”

The Tiny House project is also supported by Indigenous Services Canada.


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.

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