NB government, universities partner to deliver FutureReadyWabanaki program

November 8, 2019

The New Brunswick provincial government and its four publicly funded universities have partnered to create FutureReadyWabanaki, an initiative that helps Indigenous University students become job-ready while supporting employers in finding and recruiting qualified employees. The program will: provide Indigenous student with on-the-job experience prior to graduation; improve the job readiness of Indigenous students; and support growth, recruitment, and retention for employers. “Through FutureReadyWabanaki, we are able to strengthen the University of New Brunswick’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action by valuing Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing by enhancing Indigenous students’ access to experiential education,” said University of New Brunswick President Paul Mazerolle. NB (NB)