Keyano College is a community college in Fort McMurray, Alberta. It has more than 2,800 full time students and 13,000 part time. This bustling school has it’s main campus right in downtown McMurray, while it maintains satellite campuses in Anzac, Janvier, Conklin, and Fort Chipewyan. The school’s name had been changed from Alberta Vocational Center to Keyano in 1975. Keyano being a Cree word that means “Yours, Mine and Ours”. This name embodies the global aspects of this school and how it has spread ever wider to serve more people.
Sports is at the soul of Keyano College. The school offers multiple sports including the following: hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country running, and futsal. Futsal being the sport that is a variation of association football. It is played inside in a small hall-like room by teams of five. The sports inclination showed by the college is matched only by it’s dedication to the arts. Right on campus, there is the prime viewing areas of Keyano’s own theatre. It has hosted acts by people such as Rick Mercer and George Canyon. It also hosts the lectures given on campus. These lectures being from accomplished people in their field, such as, Seamus O’Regan and Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.
To facilitate the college’s goals of readying a global workforce, it offers a myriad of courses. These include:
- Bachelor of Education
- Business Administration
- Social Work
- Human Resource Management
- University Studies
- Office Administration
Kenyo also offers several 1 or 2 year transfer classes that have connections with other colleges to facilitate a degree such as Elementary Education or Nursing.