GRANDE PRAIRIE – Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) is continuing to bring exciting opportunities to learners in our region with the news of their new partnership with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
“This partnership is an important step in bringing valuable programs to our students,” says Susan Bansgrove, GPRC Vice President, Academics and Research. “We are excited to form and build on an already strong partnership and offer our learners more opportunities in future careers of their choice.”
GPRC is collaborating with SAIT to offer learners the opportunity to complete a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting right here at home on the college’s Grande Prairie campus.
“SAIT is pleased to partner with GPRC to provide students in Grande Prairie with an innovative pathway to achieve a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, accounting major, through SAIT,” said Brad Donaldson, SAIT Vice President, Academic. “Working together, we will ensure students are career-ready when they graduate — equipped with the applied education experience, critical thinking skills, and industry relevant knowledge employers demand of future accountants.”
Mykel Lewsaw, a second year GPRC Business student who is looking to major in Accounting, says he is excited for the opportunity to earn a degree.
“This means I can stay here. I can stay close to my friends and family,” says Lewsaw. “Grande Prairie has become a home away from home now, and I am comfortable here. It’s nice knowing I don’t have to pick up and move again just to complete my degree.”
Lewsaw along with second year student, Alexis Nellis both agree that GPRC offers them a positive learning environment that they do not think they could get anywhere else.
“GPRC is so welcoming,” says Nellis. “I had no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, so I talked to an Academic Advisor here, and they helped me onto the career path that I am on now. You are not just a number at GPRC, and I think that is special. Plus, I have a support system here with my family being close that has made my first year a lot easier to adjust.”
GPRC designs their business and office administration programs to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a business or office setting.
To learn more, or to register for the program, please email SAIT School of Business Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org
, call 403-284-8485, or head to the GPRC Business and Office Administration department webpage
GPRC is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported to provide opportunities in post-secondary education in northwestern Alberta. Established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, GPRC now includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, and learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide variety of career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion at baccalaureate and master levels through collaborations with four-year universities. For more information visit gprc.ab.ca.
Established in 1916, SAIT was the first publicly funded technical school of its kind in North America. Today, SAIT is a global leader in applied education and offers more than 100 career programs and more than 1,400 part-time courses. Action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with industry partners ensure SAIT students are career-ready when they graduate. SAIT is honoured to be selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2017 and to be awarded Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Involvement for 2016 by Alberta Venture Magazine. sait.ca
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