DFC and Confederation partner to provide dual-credit courses

November 5, 2014

Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school in Thunder Bay, Ontario has partnered with Confederation College to provide dual-credit courses for Aboriginal students. The institutions launched a 4-course pilot project this fall that will allow students to receive high school and college credits for courses in areas such as manufacturing, construction, and transportation technologies. The pilot project is part of DFC’s plans to introduce a First Nations trades-training school within the high school. A fundraising campaign is planned to fund facility and equipment improvements. “The students that I’ve talked to over the last year are excited,” said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic. “Bear in mind, this is an option, it is not for everybody. But there are some who prefer to go the trade route. They are excited, and even the parents are encouraged that this is developing and that their students will have an option to go to academics or the trade route.” Wawatay News