Submitted, Carlton Trail College
January 14, 2024
Today, their learning region provides over 100 communities with access to post-secondary education and trades training, academic upgrading and essential skills courses, English Language Training, Continuing Education, as well as a range of industry and workforce development opportunities.
The original name, Carlton Trail Community College, was selected through a contest, with the winning entry tying the institution's name to the region's history. That is, during the latter days of Canada's fur trade and the early days of settlement, the Carlton Trail was the only overland route west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was an important transportation corridor for people, goods, services and information.
When the College started, it served approximately 34 communities. Over the decades, Carlton Trail College's service area expanded and currently reaches northward to St. Brieux, eastward to Wadena, southward to Lumsden and the Qu'Appelle Valley, and westward to the outskirts of Saskatoon. And, just as the original Carlton Trail route carried important items, messages and people across the prairies, the College carries the commitment to empower their learners with the skills and knowledge needed to face and ever-changing world.
With established campuses in Humboldt, Watrous, Wynyard and Punnichy, along with classroom locations throughout the region, Carlton Trail College is committed to creating important academic, social and economic advantages for their students and those that employ them.
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