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Message from the President

Northern Lakes College (NLC) is a growing and unique institution that serves a region of 164,000 square kilometers, and more than 50 communities including 15 First Nations and four Mètis Settlements. With the key value of access at our core, we have developed distance learning strategies to enable students throughout our region to access most of the programs that we deliver. Our distance learning strategies are a blended delivery model using a variety of integrated technologies to connect our students and faculty, and to provide necessary supports for students in remote campuses or communities. In the past year NLC has been requested to share the success of our delivery model at the Conference Board of Canada Conference in Edmonton and now have been asked by the Conference Board of Canada to present a webinar to an audience throughout Canada. 

Northern Lakes College has always been connected to our communities through our Community Education Committees, and we have responded to the needs of our region. In the past year we have added three new programs including the Paramedic program, the Community Health Promotions Certificate and Diploma programs and the Water and Wastewater Certificate program. As well, our Power Engineering Lab in Peace River came on stream this year and has provided enhanced opportunity for our learners. We have also added Mobile Trades Training units to support outreach to smaller communities to access pre-Apprenticeship, pre-Technology, and Dual Credit programming. Future plans include the addition of environmental programming as well as programs to support our growing Forestry industry. 

We continue to focus on ensuring that Northern Lakes College is connected to the needs of our communities and that learners in our region continue to have access to the economic opportunities now and in the future. NLC is an active partner within CampusAlberta and has created opportunities for enhanced program delivery throughout our region with our CampusAlberta partners.  

Ann Everatt, President and CEO