MHC, Prairie Rose partner on micro-credentials


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By LAUREN THOMSON, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Medicine Hat College and Prairie Rose Public Schools have partnered together to provide high school students an opportunity to engage in higher learning.
“The college recently announced micro-credentials as part of its program mix, which provide fast, flexible and quality-assured learning in targeted areas of interest and industry,” a press release reads. “These short-term programs are delivered online and can stand alone or complement traditional credentials such as certificates, diplomas and degrees.”
“A micro-credential is an individual, stand-alone credential,” explained Timothy Spielman, dean for the School of Business and Continuing Studies.
Spielman says after engaging with the community and asking what types of micro-credentials were needed, Reagan Weeks, superintendent of Prairie Rose School Division, came forward and indicated a feeling that some of the programs at Eagle Butte high school would work well with the micro-credential programming and that they’d love the opportunity for students.
“It’s really forward thinking by Reagan and the group,” said Spielman. “They’re really looking and working hard to find a way to...continued.

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