GPRC has joined six other Northern Alberta colleges in signing a Memorandum of Action. President Don Gnatiuk says the agreement is the realization by the schools that they can provide a better level of service to students.

“The intent of this is to remove barriers of access, barriers of transferability, and so on.  We believe that we need to move from an institutionally-centred delivery mechanism of courses, to a student, community, and industry centred delivery focus.”

Gnatiuk says through the MOA, they hope to find common needs across the North, and then find ways to collaboratively deliver those services. In the end, it’s hoped that students would not have to move from one end of the province to the other for portions of their schooling.