North West College held their annual Partnership Appreciation events in North Battleford on June 13 and in Meadow Lake on June 18. The events welcomed partners of the college to celebrate another successful year. More than 300 local businesses and industry leaders work with North West College in a variety of ways including; taking on work placement students, contract programming, customized professional development, career fairs and sponsorships.
The evening’s program highlighted some of this year’s brightest and best students with the naming of North West College’s completion scholarship recipients. Approximately $44,000 was awarded to 30 students. Recipients demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and commitment to pursuing advancement in post-secondary education at North West College.
These scholarships are made possible by gifts from individual and corporate donors, as well as a grant from the Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarships (SIOS) program, administered through the Ministry of Advanced Education. Through this program, the Saskatchewan Government matches every dollar the College receives for scholarships from local industry partners and private donors, thus doubling the resources to support even more students in our region.
North West College’s Scholarship Program is designed to remove financial barriers to student success. Through this program North West College is helping support the next generation of creative thinkers and equipping them with resources to help advance their education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, North West College gave out close to $100,000 to students.
“Each year, I am amazed by the accomplishments of our students. Their contributions are making a real impact in our communities within northwest Saskatchewan,” said Jay Notay, President and CEO of North West College. “I am proud we are able to recognize their success and wish them the very best as they move on to the next stages of life.”
Application for 2019/20 programs are currently available with some programs such as Professional Cooking and Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport Technician already full. Thanks to the generosity of donors, businesses and the SIOS program, any student applying for a post-secondary program before the Augu. 1 deadline will be eligible to receive a scholarship with North West College.