Post-secondary preparation gains popularity

first_imgAn Academic Dual Credit program is becoming a popular option for students in the Peace River Region.The program allows secondary school students to take full advantage of expanding learning opportunities, presented by the Dual Credit program, at Northern Lights College. The program allows high school students the opportunity to earn post-secondary credits at NLC while they are still enrolled in high school.- Advertisement -The program began in 2002 and originally focused on trades and technology programs. As of 2009, the program has significantly expanded and now includes subjects like biology, business management, criminology, English, math, information technology, psychology and early childhood education and care.Through the help of Randy Pauls, the principle of the Northern B.C. Distance Education School, NLC Dual Credit courses are also available online.The popularity of the program has been especially prevalent in school district 60 (Peace River North) and 81 (Fort Nelson). This year, School District 60 has 94 students enrolled in the program.In School District 60, students interested in enrollment must select their courses by September 30, with courses usually running from February until May.Advertisement Those interested will have the cost of the courses covered by the School District, with prices of textbooks and student fees to be paid by the student.Brian Campbell, School District Principal of Careers and International Education, says “It’s an investment in our community. We’re helping students to make a seamless transition from secondary school to the world of university-level Arts and Sciences.”The origin of the Dual Credit Program in northeastern B.C. is linked to Northern Opportunities. Their goal is to strengthen individuals and communities in the northeast by providing enhanced opportunities to succeed in high school, pursue post-secondary education and build rewarding careers.For more information on programs at NLC, visit their website, or call toll-free 1-866-463-6652 or email For more information on Dual Credit programming, students should contact their secondary school counselor.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA CUT ABOVE: SHARON HIGGINSTWO of Donegal’s top hairdressers are celebrating after graduating from one of the world’s leading industry programmes.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team team members Sharon Higgins and Julie Cole have graduated from the hairdressing industry’s most specialist colour course- the Wella Professional Master Colour Programme.“We are thrilled the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team have been awarded another further two Master Colour Programme Graduates,” said Patrick himself. “Our team are incredibly passionate about colour and we are thrilled to have been recognised as leading experts in this field. It really is so much more than mixing some colours together.“Not only do we look at hair type, hairstyle, skin tone and lifestyle, we also ensure that our clients are given the best colour advice and results.“Some clients shy away from hair colour, but now with Master Colour Graduates in our salon we will assure them that they are in expert hands.“We as a company will continue to invest in our team and the future, even in these extraordinary times,” added Patrick. Sharon and Julie underwent an intensive thirteen day course where they received comprehensive training in the latest colouring techniques including colour creation and colour correction.Training was provided by Wella Professionals Team and the world renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy making this a fantastic accreditation for Sharon and Julie.COLE-OUR EXPERT JULIE COLESHARON AND JULIE GO STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE HAIRDRESSING CLASS was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Patrick Gildea HairdressersSHARON AND JULIE GO STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE HAIRDRESSING CLASSlast_img read more