College Update – September 24, 2014
by Dr. Ivan Yackel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Carlton Trail College
1. Board Matters
In April, our College received the welcome news that two additional members were being appointed to our Board. The existing five-member board, consisting of Glen Hepp, Chair; Luz Marina Dominguez, Vice Chair; and Governors Denis Bergerman, Martin Chicilo and Leon Winkel, was happy to welcome Roland Hamlin from Manitou Beach and Sommer MacLeod from Wadena. The addition of Mr. Hamlin and Ms. MacLeod brought our Board complement up to the full seven provided for in legislation. Regrettably, a new employment position for Martin Chicilo has forced him to resign from the Board and once again the Ministry has been asked to appoint a new member to fill this vacancy. Carlton Trail College sincerely thanks trustee Chicilo for his service to the College over the past three years.
2. Student Enrolments
The classrooms and hallways are bustling with students as classes get underway across our region. Preliminary numbers show that enrolment is up, offerings have been increased and we have solid registrations for 2015 already in place.
3. Ice Bucket Challenge
At the opening day Start Up Meeting for all College staff, a successful Ice Bucket Challenge saw all four of the College’s senior staff “volunteer” to get cold and wet for a good cause. The event raised $1,630.00 for ALS research and subsequently challenged senior leaders throughout the Provincial College system to undertake similar fundraising for this very worthwhile cause.
4. Pacific Institute
Carlton Trail College has made a concerted effort to embed Pacific Institute training in the lives of students, staff and Board members. All staff and instructors have received a minimum of two days of training, our Board will be trained in October, and all students will experience this practical, hands-on approach to goal setting and continuous improvement as part of every class offered through the College.
5. New Minister visits Carlton Trail College
The Honorable Kevin Doherty, Minister of Advanced Education and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications, visited our College on September 8, 2014. The Minister met with the Board Chair and senior staff before touring the new Humboldt Campus. Minister Doherty is very familiar with this College region, having grown up on the family farm at Rose Valley and having played hockey for the Humboldt Broncos in his youth.
6. Upcoming Mail Outs
A flyer providing a concise overview of our current offerings has recently arrived in your mailbox. The comprehensive Program Guide for 2015-2016 will be heading to print later this fall.