Great Plains partners with SaskPower, Nekaneet First Nation to create new educational pathways

November 20, 2019

Great Plains College, SaskPower, and Nekaneet First Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to expand the college’s educational offerings. The agreement will allow Great Plains to add Class 5 Power Engineering courses to the college’s current Adult Basic Education offerings. The new pathway program will enable students to complete their grade 12 education while also completing the courses and steam-time requirements needed to write the Class Five Power Engineering exam. “Our Maple Creek Program Centre student body is approximately 90 per cent Indigenous, many from Nekaneet First Nation, so we are proud to provide a pathway for more Indigenous students to complete their Grade 12 while taking their first steps in a power engineering career,” said Great Plains President David Keast. Great Plains (SK)