UCN forms 2 partnerships to allow high school students to pursue dual-credit programs

October 22, 2014

University College of the North has partnered with the Kelsey School Division in The Pas, Manitoba and the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) to provide opportunities for high school students to receive dual credits for courses taken at UCN. Students can now enrol in several UCN programs and receive high school credits at the same time; programs include heavy duty mechanics, power mechanics, carpentry, culinary arts, early childhood education, and health-care aide. “We must do what we can to ensure that programming is made available [for students] to succeed.  Such partnerships are essential for continued student learning and help provide for future employment opportunities in the trades,” said Edwin Jebb, Chair of the Opaskwayak Educational Authority. Kelsey School Division Superintendent Doug Long added, “we know that the trades and technology are an important part of the growth of our students, community and the north … As we renew and expand our connections to University College of the North, our students will benefit with expanded programming opportunities that will lead to further opportunities after graduation.” MB News Release