(Pictured above: Indigenous students learned about the post-secondary options available to them at the recent Indigenous Leadership Day, sponsored by the Upper Canada District School Board.)
Indigenous Leadership Day Allows
Students to Learn About Post-Secondary Choices
May 2, 2017 (Rockland, ON) _ The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) offered Indigenous students helpful information on post-secondary programs Thursday, April 27th during the Indigenous Leadership Day at Rockland District High School.
The event attracted 73 UCDSB students to learn about college and university options, as well as scholarships and bursaries available to Indigenous students.
“The day helped me realize that in post-secondary education I can have a very bright future as an Indigenous student,” said Katie Budge, a Grade 12 student from Almonte and District High School.
Representatives of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program(APSIP), discussed college and university options. Although employed by institutions such as Trent University and Loyalist College, APSIP representatives helped students focus on their interests and directed them to the programs most suited to their needs – even if other schools offered them. They relayed information on online resources to search program options, and counselled students on other factors to be considered when choosing a school – such as proximity to home and whether a host community offers outside activities that interest them.
Laura Gagnon, a regional representative for Indspire, spoke on the specialized scholarships and bursaries available to indigenous students, while Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School guidance counsellor T.J. Point presented on Mohawk culture and regalia.
Posted May 5, 2017