North West College has announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Saskatchewan. Starting fall 2019, North West College will be offering direct entry in to the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. This agreement will allow students to take their entire first year towards their Bachelor of Commerce Degree in the Battlefords.
“We are pleased to enter in to this agreement with the Edwards School of Business, which will give students more options as they pursue post-secondary studies right here closer to home,” said Jay Notay, president and CEO of NWC. “Partnerships like these enable universities and colleges to provide students with the training they desire where it works for them. Our goal is to ensure that people in the northwest region have the opportunities to successfully pursue post-secondary education.”
Students who enroll in their first year B.Comm with NWC will not only be eligible for scholarships through the University of Saskatchewan but they will also be eligible for the scholarship program at North West College. In the 2018-19 academic year North West is on track to give out over $120,000 to its post-secondary students.
NWC serves over 2,600 students each year in northwestern Saskatchewan with campuses in Meadow Lake and the Battlefords. Committed to rural and Indigenous education, NWC offers programs at over 20 rural sites each year including several in First Nation communities. NWC acts as a brokering agent for Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST), the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan programming. The college offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in programs including trades, community services, health and business as well as a variety of learning opportunities that prepare students for any career path.