FNUniv continuing successful in-community pilot project

November 19, 2014

A pilot project launched last year by First Nations University is considered a success and is now being expanded to multiple sites. The Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificate (IATEC) program—piloted on the Piapot First Nation—provides learners the opportunity to take introductory university classes in their home community, taught by FNUniv professors. The program was modified from the original format based on student feedback and is being run again at Piapot; in addition, the program is now being offered at FNUniv’s Prince Albert campus and may be offered at Parkland Regional College in the future. Lynn Wells, FNUniv VP Academic, noted that the “institution is committed to the delivery of community programs and is investing the human resources to ensure they are successful.” Regina Leader-Post