Colleges partner on options

Both Central Alberta colleges have partnered to show high school students some of their post-secondary options.

Both Central Alberta colleges have partnered to show high school students some of their post-secondary options.

Olds College and Red Deer College will hold a six-week regional competition including 10 Central Albertan school districts. The competition, a daily 10-question quiz, aims to help them plan for future education and prepare for a career after high school.

“We see this as a great way to collaborate with our partners in secondary education,” said Angela Campbell, RDC student advisor co-ordinator, in a release. Many of the questions on the quiz focus on post-secondary education opportunities, helping students determine what comes after high school.

The quiz also shows students specific programs offered at both Olds and Red Deer Colleges that may fit their interests or skills. Throughout the process, participants are awarded points, which add to their high school’s tally. Students can use the points to redeem prizes.

Interested participants can sign up at www.chatterhigh.com. The competition started on Monday and runs until Nov. 1.