Economic and Community Development
GPRC is engrained in the communities it serves. We need to attract students from, and retain them in our local areas, building a sustainable pool of talent for employers. Relationships with local employers must be fostered to engage in partnerships that will be mutually beneficial for students and industry.
To align GPRC programming and activity with regional and provincial economic needs.
- Partner with all orders of government and industry to implement the recommendations of Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force.
- Partner with government, industry, and key stakeholders to maximize employment and experiential opportunities for GPRC students.
- Expand work-integrated learning and micro-credentialing opportunities.
- Create a Workforce Advisory Council to ensure ongoing connectivity with business and industry experts.
To help build sustainable communities in GPRC's stewardship region.
- Expand GPRC Cares as a long-term commitment to support GPRC's commitment to mental health strategy and community outreach program.
- Continue and grow community partnerships to enhance learning opportunities for students in the region.
- Expand the College's wellness agenda and develop an institutional wellness strategy based on eight identified domains of wellness - emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual..
- Launch an Alumni Advisory Council and design a new alumni engagement strategy.
- Incentivize faculty and staff engagement in local not-for-profit or volunteer activities.