Parkland College & Cumberland College planning for safe return to campus this fall

Parkland College and Cumberland College are developing plans for a safe return to face-to-face learning for Fall 2021 programs.

As more people in the province get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Health Officer are supporting the Saskatchewan post-secondary sector’s plans for a return to more in-person instruction. However, institutions are prepared to adjust plans and timelines at any point as the pandemic evolves.

The Parkland-Cumberland Coalition delivered classes in the 2020-2021 year through Blended Learning, a mix of online, face-to-face, and alternative programming. In-person learning, including hands-on labs and shop time, was conducted with health and safety precautions in place.

“We learned a lot this year, and we admire our students and staff for being resilient and achieving their goals in these challenging times,” said President & CEO Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh. “While our plan is to get back to on-campus instruction, Blended Learning will continue to be a key part of our institutions, providing flexibility and fostering innovation as we serve learners across our region.”

The health and safety of students and staff remains the top priority as fall plans are developed. The colleges will continue to follow public health orders, working with the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of Health to ensure that necessary protections are in place to keep people safe.

Students are encouraged to monitor the colleges’ websites for additional details about their specific program and classes. Details will be communicated to students as 2021-2022 programming decisions are finalized.

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 with locations in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, Canora, and Kamsack.

About Cumberland College:
Since 1975, Cumberland College has been providing high quality training and education programs for adults in northeastern Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in Nipawin, Melfort, and Tisdale.

For more information, contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Email: [email protected]

Brenda Mellon
Manager, Marketing and Continuing Studies
Cumberland College
Email: [email protected]

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