By Lethbridge Herald on February 10, 2020.
Lethbridge College opened its campus doors on Saturday to welcome thousands of future students and their families to explore all of the different program options at their annual Open House event.
Throughout the day, people were able to familiarize themselves with all of their program fields, through interactive activities found in the program, speaking with instructors and faculty for what to expect, as well as campus tours to get to know what the campus is like.
“Our Open House is an awesome opportunity for students to just come down to campus and see what Lethbridge College is all about,” says Meaghan Welby, Lethbridge College recruiter. “We have over 55 of our different program areas on display right now, so students can feel free to start conversations with faculty and instructors, get to know what actually happens in our programs, take a campus tour and see what it looks like, and it is a really good day to get a good feel to what it is like to be a student on campus.”
Open House events are becoming more common at educational institutions, as many different career paths can clutter the minds of people trying to figure out what they would like to do in the future. The Open House breaks down some barriers as they lay out all of the programs and give people an opportunity to ask the questions needed to make their decision.
“I remember when I was growing up and going to high school, there was no such thing as an Open House, there was no opportunity to actually get onto campus and get to know what it is like and what kind of careers exist out there,” says Welby. “So for those who are in grade 10, 11 and 12, this is a really good opportunity to take charge of your future and get to know what it takes and what is out there for you when opportunities exist.”
Prospective students at the Open House were encouraged to register that day as the college was waving their application fees, along with entering them to win tuition credits and other prizes through games at different tables.
“We are also waving our application fees today so for those who want to apply on the spot, we waved that fee for them, as well as if someone needs to meet with an academic advisor and really talk about what you need to do to apply for any program, and we are also entering students that registered to win a $1,500-tuition credit,” says Welby.
Registration is still open for the upcoming fall semester, and can be found at lethbridgecollege.ca.
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