Parkland College held two days of open houses this week to help prospective students get a first-hand look at courses and facilities.
“This is the third time we’ve done this,” said college spokesperson Brendan Wagner, adding the first year it was strictly focused in university courses, “Last year we expanded to all of our programs,” he said. “… It’s an opportunity to just stop in and find out what’s available here.”
The first day of the open houses focused on the courses available at the Trades & Technology Centre, while the second gave those interested a look inside the main campus attached to the Regional High School.
Wagner said the first night of the open house “was a little slow” but added “when it’s minus 400 degrees it’s tough to get people to come out.”
The numbers on day two looked better, he added, adding numbers would likely improve “as parents get off work.”
The local college offers 15-20 courses annually.
“It fluctuates depending on industry demand, and community demand,” said Wagner.
The college does offer some full degree programs among its courses including nursing from the University of Saskatchewan, social work from the University of Regina, and Indigenous education from the First Nations University of Canada.