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General College | June 13, 2022

Alberta’s 2022 Lt. Governor Emerging Artists Named

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation announces awards totaling $110,000 to the 11 recipients of its 2022 Emerging Artist Award.

Business | June 02, 2022

Portage College Signs MOU to Support Military Members

Portage College to provide Advanced Credit to current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, based on their military training and experience.

Health and Wellness | May 25, 2022

Portage College Program Receives Support in Rapidly Training Long-term Care Workers

Supportive Care Assistant program provides much-needed bridge into the Health Care system that is much needed in the province.

Hospitality | May 18, 2022

A Send-Off with Spirit for Hospitality Graduates

Faculty member, Colleen Neily comments, “They learn about themselves, their uniqueness, their creativity, what their specialty is going to be and we get to see them grow for two years and then we get to send them off and say, ‘You’re ready, go to industry. Congratulations!’”

Government / Funding | May 11, 2022

New Funding Allows Portage to Offer Computer Science Training and Expand Two Programs

Portage College is increasing its program offerings this fall thanks to new funding from the provincial government.

Partnership / Donor | April 28, 2022

Canadian Natural Donates 20K towards Portage’s Truth and Reconciliation Educational Project

The donated funds will help cover the costs of Project of Heart materials, training, facilitation and the installation of legacy art projects within the Portage College service region and at its campuses.

Community | April 25, 2022

Achieving a High for Human Service Agencies

More than $4,500 was achieved for various human service agencies through projects organized by students as a part of their Community Development course.

Business | April 04, 2022

Caught Up In A Case

Business students compete in the 2022 Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition.

General College | March 22, 2022

Whistleblower Awareness Day

March 24 marks the important role whistleblowers play in strengthening the integrity of public institutions.

Community | March 16, 2022

Cultural Space is Ready for its Grand Opening

Named Waniskah ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑲᐦ, the room will serve as a concrete and spiritual centerpiece for our students, staff and community.

Sports | March 10, 2022

Portage College Voyageurs Men’s futsal team is off to the playoffs

Voyageurs will compete in the 2022 ACAC Futsal Championships March 26-27 at The King’s University in Edmonton.

Community | March 09, 2022

Generous golfers chip in to support students in Health and Wellness

Thanks to proceeds from a golf tournament held in Lac La Biche last summer, seven new Medical Infusion Pumps were purchased for students to use in the college’s Paramedicine and Practical Nurse programs.

All Campus | March 08, 2022

Province Delivers Expected Budget Cuts to Portage College for 2022-23

Operating budget will be cut again, but senior administrators are confident the College can weather the storm.

Education | March 02, 2022

Portage College and University of Calgary partner on Bachelor of Education

Partnership will provide local access to a four-year Bachelor Degree in the field of Education in the Northeast Region of Alberta.

University | February 17, 2022

Portage College, Athabasca University Partner on new Degree Pathways

Five new pathways to earn a degree at Portage College

Arts | February 15, 2022

Portage Receives Nearly Half a Million Dollars for International Study and Work Experiences for Students

Funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program

General College | December 22, 2021

January classes to go ahead with most programs moving to online delivery for theory and lecture

Classes resume January 4 with modifications for delivery.

Sports | November 05, 2021

Portage College golfers soar to new heights

Voyageurs break records and bring home the hardware at year-end championship

Continuing Education | October 19, 2021

Top Training to Keep Communities Safe

Level 1 Community Peace Officers program is the first of its kind to be offered at Portage College and graduation is fast approaching.

Events | October 15, 2021

September Golf Tournaments Raise Money

Over $1,600 raised at two golf tournaments on same weekend in September.

Environmental Studies | October 15, 2021

Filling Plates Not Landfills

The Stone Soup Food Centre will provide the community with access to food, skills, and connection to others.

Community | October 14, 2021

Business Training with Goodfish Lake Business Corporation a Success

6 workshops over 6 weeks to provide business training to the Goodfish Lake Business Corporation located on Whitefish Lake First Nation #128. Training tailored by Portage College Business faculty to focus on key objectives and goals for the group and to include experiential training with their current roles.

St. Paul | October 13, 2021

Oodles of Noodles Made to Thank Alberta Health Services Employees – Culinary Arts Gives Back!

Culinary Arts students and instructors will cook 300 servings of spaghetti to boost the spirits of those working through a surging fourth pandemic wave in St. Paul Alberta.

Trades and Technology | October 08, 2021

Welding Students Heading Helmet First Into the Workforce

Ensuring our students have the academic and employment skills to enter the welding trade

Cold Lake | October 08, 2021

Signs of Success - Community Social Work Students and Portage College Staff Step Up for the Food Bank

Students and staff from the Community Social Work program volunteered 25 hours to place signs for 10-kilometer bike route and 5-kilometer walk for Ride for Refuge fundraiser in Cold Lake.

University | October 05, 2021

ATEP at Portage College in Fall 2022

Students can receive their B.Ed. from the U of A Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Portage College

General College | September 30, 2021

Mandatory Vaccine Program

Portage College implemented a policy Wednesday that will require employees, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated by November 30.

Events | September 27, 2021

Portage College Welcomes Back Staff and Faculty for 2021/22 Year

An opportunity to bring all new and returning staff and faculty together to let them know that they are valued members of the Portage family.

Events | September 24, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Portage College 2021

We encourage people to take part in the many resources provided on the College’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation webpage as well as our personalized events.

Community Adult Learning Program | September 21, 2021

Portage and Community Learning Network Partners to Provide Training for Foundational Learning Instructors

Online PD training is designed to develop and enhance literacy and numeracy instructional skills.

General College | August 27, 2021

Portage College adds a silver to their bronze

Portage and Vivo Team win silver in the 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards in the Best Team Development Program category.

Partnership / Donor | June 24, 2021

Northern Lakes College and Portage College Collaborate to Increase Program Accessibility

A collaboration between Northern Lakes College and Portage College is increasing accessibility to a broader range of business and hospitality programming.

Events | June 16, 2021

Alberta's 2021 Distinguished Artists Announced

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation announced that artist Faye HeavyShield, writer and filmmaker Cheryl Foggo, and dance choreographer Vicki Adams Willis, have been selected to receive the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award.

Arts | June 14, 2021

Time Stamps: The Art of Relief is an upcoming art exhibition that speaks to this era of COVID-19.

Art exhibition at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library includes 60 artworks created in various art media that reflect a time during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

Arts | June 07, 2021

Portage College and Yorkville University Agree to New Creative Arts Degree Pathway

Portage College and Yorkville University today announced an agreement that provides a new pathway for Portage’s arts graduates to parlay their studies into a degree from Yorkville.

Trades and Technology | June 03, 2021

Welding students set their education goals - then watched the sparks fly!

The Covid-19 pandemic could have been disastrous for students of the Welding program at Portage College. But instructors adjusted by starting the program online and then safe, socially-distanced instruction in the welding lab three days a week.

Trades and Technology | May 26, 2021

Portage College Launches First Barber Certificate Program in Alberta

Portage College is excited to launch the first Barber Certificate program in the province. The program will begin offering classes this fall in Lac La Biche. Applications are now being accepted.

Lac La Biche | May 21, 2021

Patient care is primary for Paramedics in-training

Paramedic Services Week in Alberta

All Campus | May 03, 2021

Alberta’s colleges ready to act on Alberta 2030 strategy

Strategy released by the Ministry of Advanced Education on Thursday supports the work already being done by the province’s 11 Comprehensive Community Colleges.

All Campus | April 27, 2021

Portage College announces layoffs and program cuts after provincial funding reductions

Adjustments to operations announced after budget reductions

Events | April 23, 2021

Fundraising Campaign Launch to Support Construction of Indigenous Cultural Space in Lac La Biche

As building costs rise, College is $134,000 away from fundraising goal

Awards | April 20, 2021

Distinguished Artist Award Event Moved to June 2022 - Combined with Emerging Artist Awards

First time in the Awards’ history to celebrate both the 2021 Distinguished Artists and the new 2022 Emerging Artists.

Continuing Education | April 20, 2021

New Supportive Care Assistant Program to Support Labour Shortages

Tuition free program to provide immediate support in long-term care facilities.

Cold Lake | April 19, 2021

Community Social Work Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Agencies

What is something we can do in partnership with an agency to benefit the community?

All Campus | March 30, 2021

Alberta’s colleges adapt to meet the needs of students, industry

Alberta's colleges are an ingrained part of our communities teaching skills to enter the workforce.

All Campus | March 19, 2021

Fall 2021 Return Announcement

Portage College is planning to be back on campus as much as possible in Fall 2021.

Community Adult Learning Program | March 18, 2021

Blue Quills Literacy Centre Launching “Read Learn Laugh”

A Program Resource Guide to Support Indigenous Family Literacy

Awards | March 15, 2021

Portage College Wins Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition

Portage College Business students went up against 13 Alberta post-secondaries in a competition with the province's top young business minds.

Trades and Technology | March 12, 2021

Portage, Conestoga and Government of Canada to Deliver Tuition Free Welding Programming

Portage partnering with Conestoga College and Government of Canada to offer tuition-free programming aimed at developing tradespeople.

Awards | March 11, 2021

The Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition goes Virtual for 2021

14 teams go head-to-head to win the annual competition.

Lac La Biche | March 11, 2021

Indigenous Cultural Space Raffle

PCAA teams up to raise funds for Indigenous Cultural Space

Events | March 10, 2021

First Virtual Educational Round Dance for Portage College

A great opportunity to educate the youth and our communities on Indigenous spiritual and cultural events

St. Paul | March 08, 2021

Alaxo Airway Stents establishes partnership with Portage College.

Alaxo establishing operations in Portage College St. Paul campus to support its North American growth.

Trades and Technology | March 05, 2021

Blended learning format helping Hairstyling students get ahead.

Students have adapted well to a new strand of learning.

All Campus | March 04, 2021

Portage College Budget Announced

Campus Alberta Grant cut by 4.2%. Funding for mental health and students with disabilities maintained and apprenticeship grant increased by 3.2%.

Awards | February 03, 2021

Open Call to North Eastern Alberta Artists for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards

Send in your submissions by February 26, 2021

Awards | January 25, 2021

100 Percent Approval Rating for Practical Nurse Program

Program awarded four-year accreditation renewal with a 10 out of 10 score on critical indicators.

Awards | December 18, 2020

Canadian Natural Donates $20,000 to Emergent Needs Bursary

Canadian Natural’s generous donation will help many more students through these trying times.

Continuing Education | December 02, 2020

Portage College to Provide Skills Training Program for Cenovus’s Indigenous Housing Initiative

Portage College is collaborating with Cenovus Energy Inc. and six Indigenous communities to support Cenovus’s Indigenous Housing Initiative with the 24-week Construction and Trades Readiness Program

Events | November 10, 2020

Metis Week 2020

A little different this year.

Community | November 09, 2020

Excellent Additions of Inuit Art Donated to College Museum

Expands our opportunity to tell the story of the Inuit Art in Canada

Sports | November 05, 2020

ACAC Cancels the 2021 Winter Athletics Season

A surge in Covid-19 cases in Alberta has caused the majority of ACAC member institutions to extend on-line academic program delivery into the winter 2021 semester in the interests of protecting the health and safety of students and the broader community.

Continuing Education | November 02, 2020

Partnerships Bring Cree Language Course to School Division

The kiddos are so pumped…“Look Ms. Densmore learned new words!”

Sports | October 26, 2020

ACAC Expanding into eSports on a Trial Basis

Preliminary steps to explore expansion from traditional post-secondary sport competition into the growing world of eSports.

Trades and Technology | October 24, 2020

Portage and WBF Partnership

WBF and Portage partner to offer Driver and Operator program in Cold Lake

Awards | October 20, 2020

Former Portage College student Jennifer Vardy receives 2020 Prime Ministers Award of Excellence in Early Learning and Childcare.

Early childhood educator at Gregoire Lake Aboriginal Head Start as well as Portage College graduate, was among the recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Community | October 19, 2020

Lac La Biche Small Businesses Make a Big Impact

Small business is big in Lac La Biche. In fact, small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

General College | October 15, 2020

Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force releases final recommendations

Findings reinforce that Alberta’s colleges are ideally positioned to work with key partners to address economic development challenges across the province.

Awards | September 26, 2020

Congratulations to Former Forest Technician Student

Celebrating Alberta’s forests and foresters

Awards | September 18, 2020

Executive Team Development helps college weather the 2020 storm

The 2020 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management and HR, Sales Performance and Corporate Initiatives.

Partnership / Donor | September 16, 2020

New Cultural Venue Coming to Portage College Lac La Biche Campus

Indigenous Smudging and Cultural Awareness Venue

Awards | September 09, 2020

Portage CALPs - 2020 Council of the Federation Literacy Award recipients!

Congratulations to our CALP teams!

Sports | July 31, 2020

Athletics Program Suspended for 2020-2021 Year

Taking a full-year off due to COVID-19

General College | July 22, 2020

AB Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force issues initial recommendations to support provincial economic recovery

Economic Recovery Task Force has released its 15 initial recommendations

Continuing Education | July 09, 2020

Introductory Cree Language Course Spring Delivery

A review of the free Introductory Cree Language course this spring

Sports | June 29, 2020

ACAC Announces Plans for 2020-21 Season

ACAC Fall 2020 sport season of play is cancelled.

Events | June 18, 2020

Virtual Convocation Filled with Laughs and Excitement

Over 305 people participated in Portage’s first ever virtual convocation.

Human Services | June 15, 2020

Partnership brings students virtual practicum opportunity

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person classes and derailed many practicums, Lakeland College was pleased to share its virtual practicum simulations with Portage College students.

General College | May 27, 2020

Portage College students online this fall with on-site labs through small groups and social distancing.

Best interest of serving students to have a predictable plan.

General College | May 19, 2020

Alberta’s colleges ready to help lead economic recovery

Alberta’s colleges uniquely positioned to be leaders in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

General College | May 13, 2020

High Marks for Portage from Students in Recent Survey

Students are giving high marks for how Portage handled the sudden transition to online education this spring

Lac La Biche | May 13, 2020

Portage College Student Housing for Government’s Essential Services

Along with supporting essential fire fighters, the student housing will be made available for healthcare workers.

Continuing Education | May 13, 2020

Continuing Education is indeed continuing, even in the face of a global pandemic.

Online training that was traditionally offered face-to-face

Community | May 12, 2020

Alberta’s colleges give back to their communities during time of need

When our communities need us, we are there.

General College | May 07, 2020

Alberta’s Colleges establish taskforce to support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

Alberta’s 11 Comprehensive Community College’s to assist the work of local, provincial and federal governments, and industry.

General College | May 05, 2020

Alberta’s colleges support students through COVID-19 response

Alberta’s colleges have played a vital role in ensuring the success of their students, even in the face of exceptional circumstances.

Trades and Technology | April 29, 2020

Hairstyling Program Gels with Online Learning

Hairstyling Program moves to online with great results

Partnership / Donor | April 28, 2020

Laptops for Portage College students in Frog Lake First Nation!

Frog Lake committed to fund the purchase of laptops for those students in post-secondary

Community Adult Learning Program | April 28, 2020

Portage College CALPs Adapting to Community Member Needs

The usual face-to-face delivery has required the program to adapt

Events | April 24, 2020

Portage College brings Virtual Open House to where the students are!

Portage College will host a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 20th with sessions in both the afternoon and evening.

Events | April 21, 2020

Portage College Convocation 2020 Goes Virtual During Pandemic

Students to send current mailing address to receive care package in mail

Business | April 02, 2020

Business student thanks Portage College for opportunity to complete four-year degree

Brenda poised to receive her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration through the College

Community | March 30, 2020

TalkCampus App has Arrived for Students

Support for your mental health any time, day or night!

General College | March 30, 2020

Message to Students From President and CEO

A letter to students to offer encouragement.

General College | March 26, 2020

Online Payments Available

Portage College is now an online bill payee

Health and Wellness | March 26, 2020

Portage College Ready to Loan Ventilators to Local Health Unit

Three ventilator units ready should they be needed in the battle against COVID-19.

Hospitality | March 26, 2020

Culinary student makes her own recipe for success!

Andrea is now the in-house caterer for the Portage Market located in the St. Paul Campus

Events | February 26, 2020

Lac La Biche County, Portage College partnering to host Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in 2021

Prestigious Alberta arts showcase will have natural, cultural theme

LGADAA | February 25, 2020

Lac La Biche and Portage College hosts Distinguished Artist Awards

Lac La Biche County and Portage College are co-hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in June of 2021.

Sports | January 29, 2020

Kika Mukuninwa named Voyageurs Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach

The Portage College Voyageurs Men's and Women's Soccer program is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kika Mukuninwa as Head Coach.

Sports | October 02, 2019

Voyageurs host Kick Off BBQ prior to home opener

Free BBQ and Free Admission courtesy of Your Independent Grocer

Sports | September 12, 2019

Former Edmonton Oiler Joins Voyageurs Coaching Staff

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Kevin McClelland will serve as Associate Coach of the Portage College Men’s Hockey team

Sports | June 14, 2019

Athletics Website Reboot

Keeping fans connected and up to date

Sports | March 25, 2019

Portage athletes win in the classroom and in the community.

In addition to playing hockey, golf, curling and soccer, our student athletes volunteered hundreds of hours in their communities, and posted some truly outstanding results in their academic programs.

Sports | January 11, 2018

Voyageurs Hockey Parents' Weekend

Portage College kicked off our 50th anniversary celebrations in style January 5-6 with the Voyageurs Men’s Hockey Team Parents Weekend Event.

Program Specific / Student Specific | June 20, 2016

Marketing Students Collaborate with Local Business

Business Admin students gained hands-on experience through partnership with the Rural Alberta Business Centre

Program Specific / Student Specific | June 20, 2016

JAWS student Marwan Smaiel wins a $500 bursary through the Entrepreneurial Dual Credit program

Congrats Marwan!

General College | May 17, 2016

New Corporate Team Lead

Jaime Davies assumed the role as Corporate Marketing Team Lead.

General College | May 17, 2016

YouTube Success DVD

Portage College’s YouTube video featuring late Métis Elder Elsie Quintal has topped 100,000 views two years after it was first posted on the site.

Cold Lake | July 09, 2015

We've got FREE #pancakes in The Hub! Serving until 8:40. #WelcomeBack #PortagePerks

Welcome back second semester pancake breakfast

Cold Lake | June 29, 2015

Voyageurs Hit the Ice for 2016

The second half of the season is underway in Lac La Biche

St. Paul | June 22, 2015

Five Tips for Staying Awake in Class

Feeling a bit sleepy? Don't worry we've got you covered

Sports | March 23, 2015

Social Work students raise funds for homeless

Students from the Lac La Biche campus raised $3,370 for the Out of the Elements Men's Homeless Shelter.

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