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Northern Lakes College Faculty Authors Children’s Book

Posted on Jan 13, 2021
NLC Story: Northern Lakes College Faculty Authors Children’s Book

A former combat soldier and kindergarten teacher, Matthew Oostvogels blends his unique experiences with his passion for education and international development. He recently co-authored a children’s book, Akiki’s Journey and the Rights of the Child. The book chronicles the journey of Akiki who,…

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Returning Home to NLC

Posted on Oct 26, 2020
NLC Story: Returning Home to NLC

Ken McKen says he has returned “home”. After seven years away, he is back with Northern Lakes College (NLC), to assume the role of Chair, Trades & Resource Technology and Continuing Education & Corporate Training. Ken has an extensive background in the trades industry and a sincere passion to mentor…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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