The Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre and Northlands College have come together to provide approximately 200 adults in the North with access to free high school courses. Students will be able to complete their Grade 12, upgrade high school courses or complete the prerequisites needed to gain access to post-secondary training.
This partnership builds on the success of Northlands College’s previous partnership with Northern Lights School Division’s Edcentre online school – Masinahikana School. It makes sure adult students living in the North continue to be able to complete the core high school courses they need as well as more than 70 unique high school electives.
“The Sask DLC is proud to provide adult students in the North with access to high-quality online learning courses to help them complete their Grade 12 and access the job market or post-secondary program of their choice,” Sask DLC CEO Darren Gasper said.
These courses will be offered online which will make it more flexible for Northern adults with children, jobs, or other responsibilities.
“We are committed to ensuring that northern adult learners have access to the education and training they need for future success and prepare for higher education options to build careers. This partnership reflects our dedication to empowering individuals in our service region to reach their full potential and pursue their goals. We believe that education is a powerful tool for personal and community growth, and we are proud to be a part of this initiative,” Northlands College President and CEO Karsten Henriksen said.
Any students looking to register or find out more information on eligibility can visit www.saskDLC.ca/adults. Once registered, students will be connected with an Academic Advisor to help them pick courses based on their needs.