uSask increases support for Indigenous engineering students

January 27, 2016

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering has announced the new Indigenous Peoples Industry Partnership Program to support Indigenous engineering students through summer work placements and tuition assistance. The engineering college will facilitate partnerships between students and organizations and will provide support and guidance. Students will gain paid, hands-on work experience and will also have access to employee mentors during their employment. The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) is the first partner to join the initiative, after a successful pilot program last summer. “It’s a priority for PotashCorp to build a skilled, diverse workforce and that means we want to connect with Aboriginal students and encourage them to consider careers with us,” said PotashCorp President Mark Fracchia. uSask | StarPhoenix | Global News