MB announces dual credit program

December 2, 2014

Manitoba has announced a new dual credit program that will allow some high school students to get a head start on their PSE. The First-Year Now initiative will allow high school students to take college and university courses that will count as both high school and PSE credits. The program, modelled after one implemented successfully by the Seven Oaks School Division, the University of Winnipeg, and Université de Saint-Boniface, will help save students money and time by reducing the number of courses they will be required to take at a college or university. The initiative will also help ease the transition between high school and PSE. “High school should be a launch pad for students, not a finish line. Students should be able to get a head start, explore careers without being locked in, and graduate with a sense of direction and purpose,” said MB Premier Greg Selinger. MB News Release