Yukon College is the only territorially funded post-secondary institution in Yukon, a territory of 35,000 people spread out over 482,000 square kilometers. Yukon College is a leader in education, rooted in our diverse cultures and northern environment, where everyone is inspired to dream, learn, and achieve.
Yukon College started as a technical school in 1963 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a post secondary educational institution in 2013. The College operates 12 community campuses throughout Yukon, offering a wide array of programs in co-operation with local and territorial partners. This allows Yukoners to learn in their communities and also attracts students from around the world to study English as a second language in Yukon or complete their diploma or university transfer courses.
Students have many opportunities for active involvement in student governernance with the Yukon College Board for example, arts and drama with the Guild Hall or community choir and world class wilderness for leisure and learning. For social/recreational pursuits, students can take part in one of the many sports, arts or cultural events offered throughout the year, or just attend one of the Student Union-sponsored pub nights and meet new people.
Yukon College is also a proud partner of the Yukon Territorial Skills Competition. The event serves as a qualifier to the annual Canadian Skills Competition (CSC), an Olympic style competition that brings together the very best skills and trades competitors in Canada. Last year at the 2011 Canadian Skills Competition in Quebec City, Yukon College alumni brought home 2 gold and 2 silver medals.
Learn more about Yukon College.
Read the Yukon College Report to the Community.