From March 10 to 12, the Ponoka and Rimbey Adult Learning Society (PRALS) hosted an online open house on the @PonokaRimbeyAlc Facebook page.
With over 6,000 people reached, and over 200 people interacting throughout the open house, it was a huge online success.
The three-day event had a variety of videos, including live walk-throughs of the Ponoka Learning Centre and Rimbey Adult Learning.
Olds College Continuing Education did a presentation on community programs, while RDC talked about what the community Practical Nurse program would look like this fall.
Ponoka will be hosting their first Practical Nurse Diploma group in fall 2021 in the learning centre. They are also excited to bring a Health Care Aide certificate for the third year in a row, for spring 2022.
Applications for both programs are open and available through the RDC website.
As part of the open house, the Ponoka and Rimbey Adult Learning Society had an online door prize contest, where people had to like the page, tag five friends, and talk about what adult learning meant to them.
There were three ‘Learning Bag’ winners (which were comprised of PRALS and CAC swag). And the big draw, for a Samsung A7 tablet went to local Ponoka citizen, Paige Brose.
The Ponoka Learning Centre is still serving the community through appointments only. With the reopening of the Ponoka Jubilee Library, local post-secondary students will be able to connect with the Ponoka Learning Centre in quiet study spaces, with Internet access, and access to laptops and printing.
– Submitted by the Ponoka Learning Centre