AB announces $3.25M to support Indigenous learners

The Government of Alberta has announced $3.25M in funding to support Indigenous learners. The funding will support increased programming and seats for Indigenous learners at public postsecondary institutions and First Nations colleges. $1M will be used for workforce development initiatives, which will be developed using input from stakeholders, while $750K will go towards Trade Winds to Success Training Society to create 100 spaces over three years to train skilled tradespeople. “I am very pleased that the Government of Alberta‚Äôs Ministry of Advanced Education has committed to supporting the five FNAHEC post-secondary institutions in Alberta with additional funding to continue our important work with the First Nations in Alberta,” said Old Sun Community College President and chair of the First Nations Adult Higher Learning Consortium Maurice Manyfingers. “This new funding and added resourcing will facilitate the lifelong learning of the Blackfoot and Siksika culture, language, history and knowledge to our future generations.”

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