BC postsecondary partnerships connect Aboriginal students to jobs

February 10, 2017

British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education has announced that it is funding partnerships to connect Aboriginal students with education and training programs in their communities. These initiatives include partnerships between the University of Northern British Columbia and the Tsilhqot’in National Government, College of New Caledonia and the Saik’uz First Nation, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre and Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council. These programs provide Aboriginal learners with both general workplace skills and job-specific skills for sectors such as construction, tourism, and education. Overall, the program is providing $9.6M to support a total of 28 partnerships between 29 Aboriginal communities and 14 public post-secondary institutions in 2016-17. BC