The College of New Caledonia is providing a little taste of the post secondary life for high school students. The college is reaching out in its new “A Taste of College Life” series. For this, students get to experience its programs in a mock lecture structure. In its latest edition, students had the opportunity to experience the school’s arts and social science classes. One of the lectures included a sociology professor providing a class on what Pokemon Go and bathrooms share in common. CNC hopes that experiences like this will make them excited to learn at their school.
“We’re hoping it opens their eyes to possibilities at CNC.” said Leah Likes, Recruitment Officer, College of New Caledonia. “Hopefully being here at CNC instead of myself and my co-worker presenting to them, they’ll get a better feel of what CNC is really like.”
School District 57 has been working with the college on this for the past year. So far they’ve put on three events, two on health sciences and one on general sciences. The district says it will help students set their education and career goals.
“It opens their eyes to what life is like at the college level and it also shows them what they can do with something they have a passion for,” said Erin Thomas, Work Experience Coordinator, School District 57.