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Seniors graduate from computer training program

March 22nd, 2016

A group of seniors were all smiles when they received certificates at the conclusion of a computer training course delivered at Parkland College in Yorkton.

Nineteen lifelong learners graduated from their six-week course on Mar. 18. Through a partnership with New Horizons Senior Citizens of Yorkton, the students came to Parkland College’s main campus each Friday to pick up the basics of computers, file management, email, the Internet, and social media, among other topics.

(Left to Right) Back row: Gary Laycock, George Plews, Pat Roming, Glenys Cumming, Marjorie Berting, Gwen Pidperyhora; Middle row: Catherine Degryse (instructor), Dolena Plews, Diane Laycock, Sr. Suzanne Kokuruds, Vicky Babichuk, Eileen Kentz; Front row: Arlene Tangjerd, Thiry McLeod, Peter Legebokoff, Arliss Dellow, Eileen Dellow, Jolyn Loucks. (Absent: Audrey Bodnar, Mildred Puetz.)

Arliss Dellow, one of the graduates, said the group included three couples, one mother/daughter team, a nun, one single man, and nine “available” widows/divorcees. “With the expertise they have gained, those Internet dating sites may become very busy,” he joked.

“Each of us appreciates the effort put in by the College to make this happen, including the surprise graduation day,” Dellow added. “We express our thanks to all involved.”

Jolyn Loucks (second from left) happily accepts her certificate of completion from President Dwayne Reeve (far left) and College staff.

According to New Horizons, this kind of computer training is in high demand. There was a waiting list for this course, and New Horizons says it will look at sponsoring another round of classes for the seniors who missed out this time.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

About New Horizons Senior Citizens of Yorkton:
New Horizons is a non-profit, charitable organization open to anyone over the age of 18. Group members over the age of 50 have voting rights and may serve on the Board. New Horizons members are proud supporters of the community and organize activities and social events for seniors of all ages.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

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