Holland College, NBCC and UPEI Instructors Partner to Enhance Skills

nbccupeihollandHolland College, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) are pleased to announce a new articulation agreement that allows instructors to further develop their instructional skills by transferring credits from one post-secondary institution to another.

The Instructor Development Program (IDP) offers the opportunity for instructors to enhance their knowledge, learn new skills and improve job performance. Credits received from this intensive training program are now accepted toward a Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Human Resource Development, a degree program jointly offered by Holland College and UPEI.

“The level of collaboration exemplified by this agreement certainly benefits our educators, but it can also be a unique competitive advantage for the educational institutions in our region,” said Michael O’Grady, VP of Innovation, Enterprise and Strategic Development at Holland College.

Paul Carter, Dean of Trades, Apprenticeship and Preparatory at NBCC, couldn’t agree more. “This agreement shows a unique collaboration where IDP students can take courses from three post-secondary institutions that count toward one degree. Our instructors have the opportunity to take another big leap in reaching their full potential as accomplished adult educators, something that supports not only their success, but the success of their students, as well.”

“Partnerships like this don’t frequently come together,” relates Ron MacDonald, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UPEI. “We have been working with Holland College with this joint BEd degree for many years. Joining forces with NBCC not only enhances the learning experience for College Instructors, but also provides a unique interprovincial sharing that could begin to open the door for other collaborative opportunities.”

Holland College
A wide variety of programs, small class sizes, and plenty of hands-on learning: these are some of the reasons that students from all across Canada choose to come to Prince Edward Island’s community college, Holland College. The college offers more than 70 credentials in a wide variety of areas including culinary, policing, marine training, applied sciences and engineering technology, trades and industrial technology, health and community services, communications and media studies, computer studies, business studies, sport and leisure studies, performing arts, and tourism in 13 campuses and centres across the province. Holland College has more than 140 articulation agreements and joint degrees with universities and institutes across the country and around the world.

New Brunswick Community College
With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.

University of Prince Edward Island

Located in Charlottetown, the University of Prince Edward Island is proud of its long history of academic excellence, research innovation, community engagement, and service. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top ten primarily undergraduate universities and home to talented educators and researchers, UPEI offers a wide range of programs in four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and two schools (business and nursing) to approximately 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 60 countries. UPEI takes pride in and is focused on preparing our students to successfully contribute to a rapidly changing world.

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