Numbers Soar at Northen College’s Moosonee Campus

Northern College News and Events

MOOSONEE, ON: The number of students who have accepted an offer to study at Northern College’s Moosonee Campus has risen significantly compared to just one year ago.

In total, there are four-and-a-half times as many first-year confirmations at the Moosonee Campus this year compared to last. The majority of these new students are in the Practical Nursing, Paramedic and Office Administration programs. Program offerings at the Moosonee Campus are constantly changing and expanding in accordance with the needs of the communities it serves.

“Council and I are very pleased to see the increase in enrolment at Northern College’s Moosonee Campus. We believe that education is the key that opens the door to a world of opportunity. The Moose Cree Education Authority and Moose Cree First Nation Council have worked to encourage our citizens to pursue post-secondary education and Northern College has been responsive in developing programs that correspond to needs in our community,” said Chief Norm Hardisty Jr. of the Moose Cree First Nation.

“Our Moosonee Campus is a shining example of our commitment to increasing access to post-secondary education throughout the north,” said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “The increase in first-year confirmations at our Moosonee Campus is reflective of the desire that many of our students have to learn without leaving their home communities. We are proud to provide quality post-secondary education to the people of Moosonee, Moose Factory and the many First Nation communities along the James Bay coast.”

The increased number of first-year students at the Moosonee Campus is reflective of a broader Northern College trend. Compared to last year, the first-year student count is up 11 per cent at the Timmins Campus, and 24 per cent at the Kirkland Lake Campus, and 31 per cent at the Haileybury Campus over last year.

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