AlgomaU, PDSB pilot pathway program for underrepresented youth


Algoma University and Peel District School Board (PDSB) are piloting a program that creates a pathway into postsecondary education for underrepresented youth. Secondary school students from Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized or underrepresented communities will have the opportunity to attend classes on the university’s campus and earn postsecondary credits while receiving supports to fulfill their Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements uninterrupted. AlgomaU and PDSB have also partnered with Unity Technologies Inc to provide participating students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Game Developer Certification. PDSB Director of Education Rashmi Swarup noted that the program promotes belonging, confidence, and academic success while preparing students for future careers in the skills-based economy.

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