Several postsecondary institutions across Canada have launched new programs to meet labour needs and student interests. The University of Toronto has launched an American Sign Language (ASL) course that teaches students not only ASL, but also the norms and etiquettes of Deaf culture. Western University has collaborated with RBC Future Launch and The Globe and Mail to develop a free virtual program on the topic of basic entrepreneurship and business skills. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and Whitecap Dakota First Nation recently received funding from Protein Industries Canada to develop a micro-credential for Indigenous youth that is focused on the skills needed to work in the protein sector. The program includes a 60-hour practicum and networking opportunities. Northern Lakes College and ATB Financial partnered to offer students a week-long financial literacy series called the Stepping Stones Program in order to supply students with the knowledge they need to manage their finances and achieve their financial goals. Western| U of T| Nation Talk (SIIT)| Northern Lakes College Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.