The Northern Centre of Post-Secondary Excellence in Alberta
GPRC's future requires a clear and ambitious vision with well-established goals, visionary strategies, and transparent metrics to ensure the college's long-term resiliency and sustainability. We are at a point when the organization has been approved to embark on the next step in the institution's evolution - to become a degree-granting institution.
The organization is energized and ready to make the changes necessary to drive history in-the-making. This is a crucial moment as we transition from a community college to a degree-granting institution that continues to offer certificates, diplomas and trades - meeting the needs of the workforce, the community, and the learner. Embarking on this journey will require transformative changes in our culture with strategic emphasis placed on quality, sustainability, relevance and innovation, and knowledge creation.
This is our path. In order to be an institution of the future, we must embrace the disruptive nature of operating in an evolving post-secondary landscape to enable design and delivery of programming that is relevant and future-focused for the students and employers of our region and province. This means a fundamental reshaping of the way we think about ourselves, our learners and how we deliver post-secondary education to the communities we serve. This strategic plan provides a roadmap for that future.
This plan is built on the foundation of a unified voice that reflects our commitment to the region, its learners, employers and the citizens of Alberta.