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Featured Programs
Disability Support Worker Certificate

Disability Support Worker Certificate

Disability Support Worker is a one-year certificate program offered at Cumberland College.  Learn from experienced instructors how to provide compassionate, respectful care for individuals with c...
Office Administration - Blended

Office Administration - Blended

Before applying, is the Office Administration Certificate - Blended/Hybrid program a good fit for you? Based out of our Nipawin campus, students will have scheduled classes in a blended delivery...
Electrician

Electrician

The electrical program is an applied certificate that provides entry level skill training. You will learn how to make electrical installations and perform maintenance duties according to industry stan...
Agriculture Sciences Certificate

Agriculture Sciences Certificate

Based on feedback from students and industry, we have altered the start date for the Agriculture Sciences Certificate program.  The new start date will be October 12th, 2021.  This later sta...
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Senior Volunteers Needed to Share Their Stories

Employment and Social Development Canada has awarded Cumberland College an exciting opportunity!  The College is pleased...
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Cumberland College YBEX Winners 2021

Congratulations to Cumberland College Business Diploma students Kassandra Spurr and Christine Dodds on their recent YBEX Awar...
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Celebrating the Cumberland College Class of 2021

Cumberland College will be celebrating students this year through virtual graduation ceremonies. Please join us in celebra...
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Cumberland, Great Plains and Parkland Colleges announce International Recruitment partnership

Cumberland, Great Plains and Parkland Colleges have established an International Recruitment and Admissions partner...
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Safe Return to Campus Plans

CUMBERLAND COLLEGE AND PARKLAND COLLEGE PLANNING FOR SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS THIS FALL Parkland College and Cumberland Colle...
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Cumberland College to Deliver Free Course to Train Supportive Care Assistants

Cumberland College and Parkland College will participate in a Canada-wide program to help train Supportive Care Assistants. T...
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Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy Extended

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program ...

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Meet our Students and Alumni!
Vickie Lake
  "Cumberland College bridged me to my educational goals "
  Vickie is a graduate of Tisdale Unit Composite School. She has lived and worked in the Northeast area of Saskatchewan for most of her life. A few years ago Vickie knew she wanted to mak...

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Vickie Lake
University of Regina
Brent Digness
  "Cumberland College was just the first step in my journey to becoming the new and improved version of myself. "
  As a child, I was not a big fan of school.  Needless to say, once I was done, I was d-o-n-e and set out to begin my life as a self-made man.  Over the years, I enjoyed some gr...

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Brent Digness
Adult Basic Education
Paige Powell
  "The scariest decision of my life was to quit my job and return to school but it's one of the best decisions I've made. "
  Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina in December, 2020.  Her entire 4 year program was taken through Cumberland College.  In fact, the ...

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Paige Powell
Bachelor of Social Work
Leona Sanderson
  "Being an older student has taught me a lot and showed me a side of myself I never knew was there. "
  As the mother of 4 children, Leona promised herself that when her children were all in school full-time, it would be her turn at education.  As she says, it is never too late to fo...

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Leona Sanderson
University
Alison Elsner
  "Cumberland College started my journey into learning "
  Alison is a first generation high school graduate and university degree holder. She is a twin and oldest of four siblings raised in the small town of Star City Saskatchewan where she ha...

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Alison Elsner
Adult Basic Education
Jennifer Delowski
  "The staff were very understanding and encouraged me whenever I doubted myself or needed a push to keep going. "
  Feeling too mature to return to high school but knowing she needed to complete her Grade 12, Jennifer, a member of the Cote First Nation, chose to attend Adult Basic Education at the Hu...

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Jennifer Delowski
Adult Basic Education
Angelique Nawakayas
  "Education is important.  It is never too late to go to school.  Keep going until you reach your dreams.   "
  Angelique, who is from Red Earth Cree Nation and a mother of 5, values education for everyone regardless of their age or background.  As a long-term protection worker for Nechapanu...

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Angelique Nawakayas
Youth Care Worker
Joji Sam Philip
  "I am really glad to say that I was able to be part of Cumberland College and their education system! "
  Originally from Kayamkulam, India, Joji travelled many miles to study in Canada and to take his training at Cumberland College in Melfort. He came to Cumberland quite by accident but it...

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Joji Sam Philip
Continuing Care Assistant
Sheldon Moore
  "The primary reason I choose Cumberland College for my education because it was close to my home. I was able to live at home the first year, save money, and not be homesick.  It made for an easier adjustment for me to start post –secondary. "
  Sheldon graduated from Star City School in June 2017.  In the fall of the same year, he enrolled in the Recreation and Community Development program at Cumberland College in Tisdal...

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Sheldon Moore
Recreation and Community Development
Ashley L'Henaff
  "If I could talk to someone thinking about education, I would say that if it is something they want to do or if it is a dream they have, Cumberland College can help you get there.   "
    After her father passed away at a young age, Ashley knew she eventually wanted to pursue a career in healthcare.  However, after graduating from Rosthern High School in 2...

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Ashley L'Henaff
Practical Nursing
Armie Hara
  "Cumberland College helped to boost my self-confidence and learn to accept changes in my life. "
  Armie is originally from the Philippines graduating from high school in 2006.  Armie has always been interested in helping others so decided to enroll in the Continuing Care Assist...

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Armie Hara
Continuing Care Assistant
Angela Stuart
  "The Support Staff at Cumberland College are amazing!  The Scholarship Program is a huge help! "
  Cumberland College has had the pleasure of having Angela in two of our programs.  Angela graduated from the Adult Basic Education Program in 2013 and then took the Continuing Care ...

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Angela Stuart
Continuing Care Assistant
Travis Loblaw
  "When life offers opportunities seize them. You will only get out of life what you put into it. "
  Travis graduated in May 2015 from the SK Polytechnic Business Program offered by Cumberland College in Tisdale. A former MUCC high school graduate, Travis chose Cumberland College becau...

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Travis Loblaw
Business Certificate
Joseph Neapetung
  "My favorite memory was seeing microscopic life in action for the first time. The experience was utterly fascinating, profound, and humbling. "
  Congratulations to Joe for recently receiving the Pre-Medicine Award for Aboriginal Students from the University of Saskatchewan.  This award is valued at $3500 and is based on pos...

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Joseph Neapetung
Adult Basic Education
Jenine Burns
  "I like Cumberland College because I felt heard, seen, and kindly respected as an Indigenous woman.  I commend the College staff for creating cultural awareness within the campus.   "
  Jenine Burns considers Red Earth Cree Nation, located within Treaty 5 Territory, as her home town but she graduated from Oskayak High School in Saskatoon in 2014 and is currently living...

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Jenine Burns
Youth Care Worker
Charity Whitehead
  "Commitment is the best quality to build a foundation for success "
  Charity is originally from Shoal Lake Cree Nation. She credits Cumberland College for helping launch her future. “I chose Cumberland College because it was the first place I achie...

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Charity Whitehead
Office Administration
Katherine  Gramlich
  "Don't write yourself off if there is something you want to try.  Hard work in post-secondary education pays off. "
  Raised in Dauphin, MB but now living in northeast Saskatchewan, Katherine chose the Practical Nurse program at Cumberland College because it was close to home.  After graduating in...

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Katherine Gramlich
Practical Nursing
Danica Severight
  "No matter how hard things may get, seek help and you shall receive.  Don't give up because there is a rainbow after every rainstorm "
  As a single parent, Danica Severight always knew it was important to complete her high school education and eventually further her training.  In 2014, after giving birth to her dau...

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Danica Severight
Adult Basic Education
Jennifer Carlos Dela Pena
  "In my first day of school, I felt awkward because I was the only student that came from foreign country. This did not last long because of the friendly environment. "
  In my first day of school, I felt awkward because I was the only student that came from foreign country. This did not last long because of the friendly environment.” Jennifer c...

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Jennifer Carlos Dela Pena
Office Administration
Matthew Schnieder
  "I chose Cumberland because I heard great things about the program "
  Matthew attended Cumberland College Adult Basic Education program in 2005-06.  Originally from Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Matthew now lives in Saskatoon with his young son and is a...

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Matthew Schnieder
Adult Basic Education
Kashtin Moostoos
  "Taking part in this program made me a more active learner, paying closer attention and learning. "
  Kashtin Moostoos recently participated in a short-term work essential and digital literacy training program at Cumberland College.  The program, “Preparing for Work in a Pand...

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Kashtin Moostoos
Preparing for Work in a Pandemic World
Chandler Hedman
  "Cumberland College was the perfect stepping stone for me. "
  Chandler graduated from Tisdale Middle and Secondary School in 2011. She knew she wanted a degree in Agriculture but wasn’t ready to leave home. Having the ability to take her fir...

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Chandler Hedman
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
Angela Black
  "Nursing has given me the strength and confidence that I didn’t see in myself. I excelled in my studies way beyond what I ever imagined. "
  Angie, a graduate of Porcupine High School, now lives and farms in Northeast Saskatchewan. As a wife and mother of two, Angie chose Cumberland College for her Practical Nurse training b...

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Angela Black
Practical Nursing
Jocelynne Neapetung
  "I enjoy being in a classroom setting. "
  Jocelynne is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation and is a mother of three. For the past 7 ½ years, Jocelynne has been employed as an Educational Assistant at the Yellow Quil...

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Jocelynne Neapetung
Bachelor of Science
Dana Lee
  "My time at Cumberland College has helped me become a better version of myself and has helped me to become a more confident woman. "
  Dana graduated from Lamont Senior High School in June 2000. In 2017 Dana was living in Nipawin, SK, and saw that Cumberland College was offering a course in Office Administration course...

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Dana Lee
Office Administration
Stephanie Wiebe
  "I have never before seen instructors who care so much about their students succeeding in school and in life. "
  Stephanie Weibe was born and raised in Bolivia, South America. Prior to coming to Carrot River, Saskatchewan, she had next to no experience in a Canadian classroom. When Stephanie decid...

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Stephanie Wiebe
Adult Basic Education
Deon Black
  "I will be forever grateful for the learning opportunities I received.  The rewards were so unimaginable! "
  Deon graduated from Porcupine Plain High School in 1988 and always aspired to be a nurse.  Unfortunately, as her marks were not high enough, she did not qualify for admission into ...

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Deon Black
Practical Nursing
Shawna Schellenberg
  "I started in the Bachelor of Education at Cumberland College in 2017.  I have loved my experience.   "
  Adopted when she was 10 years old, Shawna has used her experiences growing up in a blended family and her travels after high school to help her grow and embrace who she is an individual...

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Shawna Schellenberg
Bachelor of Education cohort
Brittany Lam Ma
  "Staying at home to take my first year of university meant keeping my part-time job and not having to take out a student loan. "
  Brittany is a 2011 graduate of Tisdale Middle and Secondary School. In her grade 11 year, Brittany said she began to seriously explore post-secondary options and decided that staying at...

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Brittany Lam Ma
Bachleor of Education
Mathew Jose  Kelamkunnel
  "I am so glad and proud to be a student of Cumberland. The College gave me excellent training along with world class standard practical experience "
  Mathew is an international student from Vazhakulam, Kerala, which is the Pineapple City of India. He graduated high school in India in 2006 and then went on to become a Registered Nurse...

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Mathew Jose Kelamkunnel
Continuing Care Assistant
Patty Chatfield
  "If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely still choose Cumberland College! "
  Patty graduated from the Practical Nursing Program at Cumberland College in Melfort in 2012. Patty chose to take her training at Cumberland because it was only one hour away from her ho...

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Patty Chatfield
Practical Nursing
Myriam Fortier
  "Stay confident.  Have faith in yourself and stay consistent even when you worry you are failing.  Keep your chin up.  You can do this.   "
  Her work as an Educational Assistant for the North East School Division and Star City Colony inspired Myriam Fortier and instilled in her a love of learning.  She knew she wanted t...

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Myriam Fortier
Bachelor of Education cohort
Alannah Webster
  "Choosing Cumberland College for my education was an easy choice. "
  Alannah convocated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. Alannah is a 2010 graduate of Tisdale Middle and Secondary School.  She sai...

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Alannah Webster
Bachelor of Nursing
Danielle Ray-Lynn Dobersheck
  "When I applied to Cumberland College I had no idea I would make it this far.  I had given up a lot and lost hope of returning to school. "
   Danielle is a mother of three children who is originally from Lac La Ronge First Nation. Like many adult learners, Danielle faced several barriers that were preventing her return to s...

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Danielle Ray-Lynn Dobersheck
Adult Basic Education
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