Aspen View inks deal with NLC, university

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Aspen View Public Schools, Athabasca University (AU), and Northern Lakes College (NLC) announced last week a collaboration to enable and strengthen educational and operational cooperation.

The partners have agreed to enhance the connection between and among primary, secondary, and post-secondary education programs and services to students and communities located in the Athabasca regional and broader Northern Lakes College and Aspen View Public Schools stewardship areas.

The collaboration was celebrated with a ceremony at Athabasca University, attended by Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, Colin Piquette, MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, Aspen View Public Schools Acting Superintendent Neil O’Shea, Athabasca University President Dr. Neil Fassina, Northern Lakes College President and CEO Ann Everatt, staff, and students.

According to the Sept. 25 announcement, the partnership will facilitate a smoother transition from secondary to post-secondary education with transfer opportunities into degree programs.

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