Britin Cote
Britin Cote

Britin Cote

Hometown: Pelly, SK
Band: Keeseekoose First Nation
Program: Health Information Management diploma

One of Britin’s favourite Sask Polytech memories is a Halloween potluck, where classmates brought treats to share. 

“One of my instructors showed up dressed as a witch and asked us to leave the classroom. When we went back in, she had set it up to be a haunted classroom. We proceeded to have class eating candy with spooky noises coming from random decorations.” 

It is one of many happy memories Britin will take away from her time at Sask Polytech. 

“At Sask Polytech I learn real-world skills I can apply to my life and workplace. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and really strive to inspire and encourage their students,” says the First Nations woman. “My classmates are supportive of each other. It is a one-of-a-kind feeling.” 

Her program packs a lot of learning into two years. Britin has worked to improve her time management and study skills and made regular use of Indigenous services and Learning Services. She admits she is fortunate as she didn’t have to worry about tuition. “Thanks to my sponsor, the Yorkton Tribal Council, I have been able to focus on my studies.”

To anyone contemplating a similar educational journey, Britin emphasizes believing in yourself. “It’s easy to doubt yourself. Have confidence in yourself. Keep pushing forward.”