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Peace Wapiti Public School Division
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Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
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Tri-District Partnership with NuVista Energy Ltd.

March 29, 2017

Tri-District Partnership with NuVista Energy Ltd. Grande Prairie Public School District, Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools and Peace Wapiti Public School Division

As Dual Credit opportunities become a reality for more high school students in Alberta, the three local school districts are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for two groups of grade twelve students. Students will have access to a blended learning environment, in partnership with Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), where they will complete the requirements for eight industry standard tickets: Confined Spaces Awareness/Rescue, Detection and Control of Flammable Substances (ENFORM), Fall Protection, Ground Disturbance Supervisor, H2S Alive (ENFORM), Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Construction Safety Training System (CSTS), while also earning high school credit in the Foundations in Workplace Safety course.

NuVista Energy Ltd. has partnered with the three school divisions and donated $25,000 to cover a portion of the student cost associated with this dual credit opportunity. The total cost of the program is $1,110 per student. School districts are responsible for the $483 tuition portion of the program, and students are responsible for $627 in equipment and material fees. With the donation from NuVista Energy Ltd., students will only be required to pay $227 to acquire these eight industry standard tickets.

As with all of the dual credit opportunities, students are required to pay an annual cautionary fee of $300 which is refunded upon successful completion of the program.

In addition to supporting the Foundations in Workplace Safety dual credit opportunity, NuVista Energy Ltd. has directed funds to First Aid training for high school students in the three districts. 

Media Availability: Cheque presentation from NuVista Energy Ltd.

We invite media to join us for the official cheque presentation from NuVista Energy Ltd. for this exciting project.

Where: Charles Spencer High School 20 Knowledge Way (meet at the main office)
When: April 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

More information:
The Provincial Dual Credit Strategy, http://www.albertadualcredit.ca/, assists school jurisdictions, post-secondary institutions, and business and industry or community partners in expanding or creating dual credit opportunities that:

  • engage students in their learning through pathways that open their possible futures
  • motivate students to finish high school
  • inspire students to learn, work and live in the local community
  • give students the confidence to transition from high school to post-secondary and/or the workplace


The original media release, issued by Grande Prairie Public School Division on March 29, 2017, is attached.