Parkland College is giving learners throughout the region more options than ever to reach their education goals with an expansion of its Adult Basic Education programs and services.
The college’s offerings are growing with online General Education Development (GED) preparation classes launching Aug. 20. The course prepares students to write the GED exam, a credential accepted by some employers and institutions as evidence of a basic level of education.
For many years, the college has provided conventional Adult 10, Adult 12, and GED courses. The programs are designed for people who want to enhance their life skills and self-sufficiency. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in secondary education are important for those who wish to enter or re-enter the labour force, who need retraining, or who wish to advance in a chosen career.
These days, students are also finding success independently through convenient classes delivered over the internet. Grade 12 online courses allow students to set their own learning schedules and test dates, all from home. Instructors focus their attention on each student individually to help them succeed.
Nichole Oberkirsch recently completed the credits required to be awarded Adult 12 standing through Parkland College’s Grade 12 online program. She was guided by staff at the Fort Qu’Appelle campus.
“Everyone at Fort Qu’Appelle was so friendly and helpful,” Oberkirsch said. “The Grade 12 program was a real blessing in allowing me to reach my goals.”
If online learning is not for you, consider Parkland College’s face-to-face instruction options in Fort Qu’Appelle, Kamsack, Melville, and Yorkton. Click here to find out more about the college’s various programs.
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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