About Southeast College

Southeast College serves a region that encompasses over 70 communities spread throughout 20,000 square kilometers in southeast Saskatchewan.

We operate campuses in six communities, including: Assiniboia, Estevan, Indian Head, Moosomin, Weyburn, and Whitewood. Through partnerships with post-secondary institutions, we deliver a wide variety of career, vocational, and academic programming to meet the educational, economic and labour force demands of southeastern Saskatchewan. Additionally, the College serves many business and industry stakeholders by offering numerous business, safety, and industrial programs and courses at our six campus locations.

Vision/Mission/Values

Our Vision

Fueling the future by changing lives, building careers and growing communities Our Aspiration We envision … a learner that has a successful pathway of ongoing education and development with the College throughout their career and lifetime. The pathway is fueled by innovation from when the student enters the learning experience to a successful transition to their career or next learning opportunity. … innovation is integrated into everything we do from recruiting students, developing cutting edge programs, finding creative solution for career advancement, to engaging in genuine community partnerships. Innovation means being responsive to student and industry needs by being creative, bold and courageous – designing the best learning opportunities for our students, community partnerships and stakeholders. … an experience for all learners to create community in a learning culture which fosters a sense of belonging, builds student comradery and develops lifelong connections with lasting memories. … a work culture where we all show a passion for creating positive learning experiences, where we all know and feel that we have made a positive impact in lives of those we have encountered. We work with great teams creating a common goal and having the freedom to take challenges and create opportunities – a work culture that is life changing.

Our Mission

Inspire and enable success by providing opportunity , accessible education and innovation through community involvement

Our Values

We at Southeast College, practice professional ethical conduct in everything we do. We are guided by our three core values – being… Innovative – our proactive approach to changing needs by being responsive, having the courage to try new things and growing from our experiences. Authentic – meaningful interactions that are genuine, respectful, empathetic and that embrace diversity. Responsible – accountable for all our actions and those things entrusted to us in a way that is open and honest.

College History

Origins as a Community College

Southeast College was originally established in 1975 as the South East Region Community College; part of a new college system in Saskatchewan. “The college is the people of the community” – this was the fundamental principle Honourable Gordon MacMurchy stressed when addressing the initial charter Board members of South East Region Community College. Each and every Board member addressed that challenge with a dedicated purpose, a sense of creative planning and a co-operative approach. It was in this spirit of co-operation and community development that the College was built. Decisions about the programs/courses to be run were made by people in the community, using existing facilities. The College became the community co-operating and working together to bring programs to the community. It provided the opportunity for a lot of people to develop their self-esteem and hidden potential. A very dedicated College staff worked closely with communities to establish the backbone of the college system – the volunteer contact committees. A tremendous amount of credit goes to the staff and volunteers. By 1978, this volunteer network existed in many southeast communities.

Going Regional

Following the proclamation of the Regional Colleges Act in 1987, South East Region Community College was renamed Southeast Regional College, becoming one of nine Saskatchewan colleges. Saskatchewan Regional Colleges receive their primary funding through a base operating grant and specific program support funding distributed by the provincial government department of Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training. In addition, Southeast Regional College generates funds from contract revenue and tuition fees. In 1990, the College established the Energy Training Institute to meet the growing training needs of southeast Saskatchewan’s energy industry.  Building on the success of working closely with community, the Energy Training Institute developed its safety training programs in consultation with an Advisory Board made up of local business and industry contacts.  After more than 25 years, the Southeast College and it’s wide variety of energy and safety training programs have a track record of meeting the needs of the energy industry across southeast Saskatchewan.

A Future Built on a Strong History

While initial start-up was slow, a firm foundation was laid through the co-operative efforts and support of the Board, College staff, contact committees, communities, school boards, the business community, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment, and Immigration, the Ministry of Agriculture, University of Regina Extension Division, the technical institutes and other groups in the community. Our College has a proud history of adaptation and responsiveness to the people and communities of southeast Saskatchewan. During the first 40 years, the commitment to the founding principles of “community-based” technological, trading and global trends have revolutionized the way we live, work, play, and learn. To celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015, the College received a brand refresh. As part of the refresh, the College was officially renamed Southeast College. The new name better reflected the evolution of the College and acknowledged that new and flexible learning options allow programming to be delivered on a broader scale. What is the role of the College in building the communities of tomorrow? This is the challenge for all members of the Southeast College community. In true pioneer spirit, the founders created the South East Community College from a vision based on a belief in people and communities. The College is confident that this spirit is still alive and thriving in rural Saskatchewan. It will ensure that the College continues to meet the emerging needs of the people and communities in southeast Saskatchewan in the 21st Century.

Board of Governors

The esteemed members of our Board of Governors are responsible for setting the strategic goals of our college as well as overseeing our overall institutional performance.

Janice Giroux, Board Chair - Weyburn

Sonja Dahlman, Vice-Chair - Assiniboia

Bernie Bjorndalen - (Estevan)

Bernie Bjorndalen - Estevan

Ray Boutin - Carlyle

William Kaysaywaysemat - Kahkewistahaw First Nation

Jodie Hetherington - Rural Moose Jaw Area

2018-2019 Board of Governors Meeting Schedule
September 12, 2018 – Weyburn
October 3, 2018 – Weyburn
November 7, 2018 – Estevan
December 5, 2018 – Weyburn
February 6, 2019 – Weyburn
March 7, 2019 – Weyburn
April 3, 2019 – Estevan
May 1, 2019 – Whitewood
June 5, 2019 – Weyburn