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Northern Lakes College to Open Campus in Fox Creek

Posted on Nov 12, 2020

Fox Creek, Alberta (November 12, 2020): For the first time in its history, the community of Fox Creek will have a post-secondary institution right at its doorstep with the opening of its own Northern Lakes College Campus.

Residents will no longer be required to travel to be able to further their education. With accessibility as a cornerstone value, Northern Lakes College provides flexible and quality educational programs and services. NLC’s innovative Supported Distance Learning (SDL) and Supported Distance Teaching (SDT) models include unique online delivery options such as NLC LIVE Online™ and NLC Anytime, Anywhere. SDL provides learners with the flexibility to balance work, home, and education.

The Mayor of Fox Creek, Jim Hailes, commented “The Town of Fox Creek is very pleased to welcome Northern Lakes College to our community. This partnership will allow our citizens to access post- secondary opportunities without having to leave town. The availability of the College in town will allow our community members to thrive and our businesses to grow. We wish Northern Lakes great success in pursuing their mandate to serve Albertans.”

Fox Creek will be joining over 50 other communities served by Northern Lakes College for the January 2021 semester. The campus will be located at what Fox Creek residents previously called the Tourist Information Centre.

“Northern Lakes College is excited to partner with the Town of Fox Creek to offer access to post-secondary education in the community. Our model is to provide opportunities to students to engage in training and further education at home, so that they do not have to leave their communities,” commented President & CEO, Glenn Mitchell.

To browse Northern Lakes College programs, visit Those interested in programming for January are encouraged to apply soon. Contact Northern Lakes College at 1-866-652-3456 or click here to send a message.

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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
Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Office of the President
Northern Lakes College