The quality of any community is measured by the educational opportunities available to its citizens. Forty-two years ago Dryden became the second Northwestern Ontario community to establish a satellite campus of Thunder Bay’s Confederation College which had been established just eight years earlier.
This we learned from Angelina Anderson, Director of the Dryden & Sioux Lookout Campuses our speaker for the lunch meeting of April 27th. Actually, there are now 9 satellite campuses.
Regional campuses deliver post-secondary education through live web-based conferencing, online anytime, normal face to face, or a hybrid version of all of the above.
The Dryden campus has 72 full-time students in 18 different programs, plus many part-time students. The staff numbers 40 of which 19 are full time.
In conjunction with Lakehead University, it also offers Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at 4 campuses with 19 students.
Dryden also piloting a Community Education through Collaborative Education program for 3 students. This program provides students who have intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education, develop skills to help prepare for employment, and experience college life.
The Dryden campus also partners with 4 school boards and 3 First Nation schools to offer credits to select high school students.
To learn more about The Dryden campus of Confederation College watch the video below which combines Anderson's verbal presentation with her PowerPoint slides.

The Dryden Campus Story of Confederation College

By Angelina Anderson