Lakeland College and Grande Prairie Regional College will be collaborating to benefit each others agricultural programming for the next five years.
The two colleges have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together in helping find more agricultural education opportunities and collaborative research programs for students in their regions. Under the partnership, the two post-secondary’s will also be sharing space, infrastructure, equipment and programming. The partnership goes into effect on December 10 and runs until November 20, 2025.
Lakeland College President and CEO Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart says collaboration is a key aspect of the institution.
“It’s essential that we work with our post-secondary partners to ensure that we are giving our students the best opportunities we can while being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. We are incredibly proud of our agricultural programming and the innovative student-led learning opportunities we provide through our Student-Managed Farm.”
The partnership also falls within GPRC’s five-year administrative strategy of prioritizing economic and community development, student experience and innovation and partnership. Both schools signed a MOU in 2015 to expand access to emergency services training in northwestern Alberta.