... employment needs of Northerners, enhance social and economic development, and prepare Northerners to participate in the labour market.” Its goal as an institution is to: develop skilled northern workforce, maximize education and training opportunities, deliver relevant programs and services, adopt inclusive approaches to achieve opportunity and student success, and improve public accountability.
Northlands College offers education to the northern part of the Saskatchewan province. It is divided into three regions: Eastern Region, Western Region, and Central/Athabasca Region. The main office of the Eastern Region of Northlands is situated in Creighton, near the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. The Western Regional office is located in the north-western part of the province, and is home to the Buffalo Narrows. The Central and Athabascan Regions are based out of La Ronge. La Ronge is situated on the shores of Lac La Ronge Lake.
The College offers the following services: Career and Academic Counselling (works to assess the vocational interests and career decisions of the students); Personal Counselling (helps students to work through their personal difficulties so they can achieve success in their academic studies); Funding Arrangements and Financial Advice (Career Services staff helps discuss the students’ funding arrangements to identify the funding program that best suits their financial situation); Workshops (career services that are available to all the classes and organizations that can affect the students, such as Budgeting, Job Search Skills, Resume Writing, Study Skills, Time Management, and Career Decision Making).
Northlands offer the following programs: GENERAL (Family Literacy Communities, Program Categories, and Programs); ADULT BASIC EDUCATION/LITERACY (Literacy and Adult Basic Education); SKILL/VOCATIONAL/TRADES (Forestry Training, Health & Community Services, Business, Mine Training, and Apprenticeship Trades); UNIVERSITY (University Courses, Technology Enhanced Learning, and University); CURRENT PROGRAMS (GED Preparation, Log Harvesting, Post Secondary Career Start, Pre-Trades Upgrader, Chainsaw/Oilfield Safety Training, Radiation & Environmental Technician, Primary Care Paramedic, Mining Engineering Technician, Chemical Technology, Adult Basic Education, Mine Training, Literacy, Apprenticeship Trades, Business, Health & Community Services, Forestry, Skill/Vocational/Trades, and Current Programs).
The College offers student loans (Canada Student Loans and Grants); debt reduction benefits (Saskatchewan Student Bursary, Canada Study Grant and Saskatchewan Study Grant for Students with Dependents, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Bursary, and Canada Access Grant for Students from Low-income Families); financial assistance for students with permanent disabilities; and scholarships (Board of Governors' Scholarship, Northlands College Scholarship, Grade 12 Scholarship, and the Centennial Merit Scholarship).
Air Ronge is a small community in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, 250 km north of Prince Albert. It lies on the western shore of Lac La Ronge, and is 3 km south of La Ronge. According to 2006's census, the northern village is currently growing at 8.1%, and is one of the fastest growing municipality in Saskatchewan.