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Ashley’s Story: Thriving in a Supported Distance Learning Environment

Posted on Mar 2, 2020

Ashley Sturgeon has accessed her Academic Upgrading courses while travelling. She has accessed them from home. However, her favorite place from which to access her courses is from the Northern Lakes College campus in Peace River. The flexibility of the NLC LIVE Online™ delivery model that allows her…

Elder Ekti’s Tipis take her from Northern Lakes College to International Acclaim

Posted on Nov 30, 2019

When Elder Ekti (Margaret) Cardinal arrives for her OnCourse with NLC podcast interview, she is bubbling with energy. It is a beautiful fall day and she has just made the drive from her home near Joussard to the Northern Lakes College campus in Slave Lake. Moments after stepping into the building, she…

Sherritt International Partners with NLC for Professional Training

Posted on Oct 2, 2019
Sherritt International Partners with NLC for Professional Training

When Sherritt International Corporation, one of Canada’s oldest natural resource companies, decided to move to a strategic approach to asset management, it looked to Northern Lakes College (NLC) to provide the training in-house. A global leader in mining, processing, and refining of lateritic nickel…

Creating Crisp, Clean, and Free Solar Power at NLC

Posted on Apr 23, 2019
NLC Students Kurtis Lunty and David Douillard

Northern Lakes College Electrical instructor, Martin Engler, has a fascination with alternative energy. He brings this passion to the classroom, inspiring students to look beyond the conventional. In the spring of 2019, students Kurtis Lunty and David Douillard built a portable, four-panel solar array…

Dual Credit Health Care Aide: The Local, Homegrown Workforce we Need

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
Dual Credit Health Care Aide program

The most popular Dual Credit program at Northern Lakes College sees students completing a Health Care Aide Certificate before leaving high school and then going directly into the workforce or further health training upon high school graduation. Dual Credit programming opens the door for high school…

NLC LIVE Online™ Makes all the Difference

Posted on Mar 8, 2019
NLC Student Erin Mitchell

When Erin Mitchell had to spend a month in Newfoundland due to a family illness in the fall of 2018, the Northern Lakes College University Studies student did not miss a beat when it came to her studies. Thanks to the College’s unique NLC LIVE Online delivery model, Erin was able to attend her classes,…

Discovering the World of Water

Posted on Feb 20, 2019
McKenna Patterson at the Peace River Campus

The majority of us take for granted that clean, potable water flows from the taps inour homes. Glenmary high school student McKenna Patterson knows what goes intomaking this occur, thanks to her participation in the Northern Lakes College Waterand Wastewater Operator Preparation Level 1 program through…

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