NORTH BATTLEFORD – In October 2021 an international recruitment and admissions partnership, which includes Great Plains, Cumberland and Parkland Colleges, was established as a two-year pilot project.
Largely due to the success of the project, the partnership will be expanding to include Southeast and North West Colleges for the 2022-23 academic year.
The colleges will be working as a collective under the “Saskatchewan colleges” banner, in an effort to build the reputation of the regional colleges in the international education market.
“The expanded partnership will allow us to build off of the knowledge gained from the first year of the partnership,” explained Great Plains College’s director of learner services and adult basic education Keleah Ostrander. “It will also enable Saskatchewan colleges to grow their recruitment and admission capacity in a collaborative and financially efficient manner.”
Dr. Eli Ahlquist, president and CEO of North West College says “The partnership has the potential to truly benefit our local economies and enrich the experiences of all learners. Collaborating under the Saskatchewan College partnership will enhance our efforts in recruitment and ensure that we can offer the best quality experience to our future students.”
“Regional Colleges collectively pride themselves on providing personal, positive educational experiences for their students,” said Dr. Vicky Roy, president and CEO of Southeast College. We are looking forward to being a part of this initiative and to be able to provide this experience to individuals that come from abroad.”
One individual dedicated solely to the international file, along with support staff, will recruit for all five organizations starting in October 2022.
Information on programs that accept international students can be found on each college’s website at www.greatplainscollege.ca, www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca, www.parklandcollege.sk.ca, www.northwestcollege.ca or www.southeastcollege.org.