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NLC Offers Drive-Up Wi-Fi

Posted on Jun 1, 2020

Northern Lakes College President Ann Everatt

Slave Lake, Alberta (June 1, 2020): In an effort to address the gap in access to high-speed internet that many residents in northern Alberta’s rural communities face, Northern Lakes College is introducing Drive-Up Wi-Fi for NLC students. This will allow a student to upload assignments and download course work and resources, from the safety of their vehicle in the parking lot of the community campus. Signage will indicate where the student should park in order to access the strongest signal.

“As we had to limit access to our campuses over the past several weeks, with students having to access their courses from home, they have demonstrated an amazing resilience. For those who have no or limited access to connectivity, we have supplied devices with preloaded course content. Drive-Up Wi-Fi is just one more measure we have put in place to support our students to succeed,” explains President & CEO, Ann Everatt.

The College’s unique Supported Distance Learning Model (SDL) has positioned the College well to respond to COVID-19 challenges, requiring fewer course delivery adjustments.

Northern Lakes College is accepting applications for September study. Application can be made online at and inquiries can be directed to 1-866-652-3456.


A distance learning college, Northern Lakes College provides the most accessible and flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. Utilizing its unique Supported Distance Learning (SDL) model, NLC assists 5,000 students annually to continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

For additional information contact:
Rachel Ouellette
Acting Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Northern Lakes College 780-849-8676