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Southeast College to host an open house

The Southeast College’s Estevan campus is going to promote programs and other post-secondary institutions during an open house on April 26.
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The Southeast College's Estevan campus.

ESTEVAN - The Southeast College’s Estevan campus is going to promote programs and other post-secondary institutions during an open house on April 26 from 2-6 p.m.

Sheena Onrait, the manager of marketing and communications with the college, said this is a great time to have an open house, and invite everyone to the Estevan campus to find out about the college and other schools.

“Of course, we have our full-time programs, our first-year university with our partnership with the U of R,” said Onrait. “We’re actively taking registrations for our adult basic ed. program starting in the fall again, and of course we always have lots of interest in our English as another language programs.”

But they thought this would be a good opportunity to invite other post-secondary programs from across Saskatchewan and elsewhere.

In addition to the college, participating campuses will include Luther College/University of Regina, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Dumont Technical Institute, Olds College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon, Great Plains College, Parkland College, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, Lakeland College and the Canadian Armed Forces Naval Reserves.

“We have the facility, we have lots of space, so why don’t we invite our friends?” asked Onrait. “So that’s what we did. We ended up with quite a wide variety of folks coming to share the information that they have to share on their post-secondary institution or their school.”

Each school will have their table set up to share the information that they brought for the come-and-go event.

This marks the first time the college has been able to host the open house in 2019.

Onrait said she thought now was the time to have the open house after talking to a friend whose son is in Grade 12. He noted that they haven’t had the chance to talk to post-secondary institutions. The soon-to-be graduate wasn’t sold on what to do next.

“I thought ‘you’re right, Grades 11 and 12s haven’t had barely anyone into their schools in the last couple of years’ because there hasn’t been any in-person career fairs that we all normally attend in the fall,” said Onrait.

The college was already going to have an open house, with information on its own programming information.

“This is much different and much larger and a much broader education opportunity for people to come in and talk to their recruiters,” said Onrait.

A similar event will happen April 27 at the Weyburn campus.

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