A new Post-Secondary Education and Training protocol agreement will support collaboration to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal post-secondary students in British Columbia. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) president Tyrone McNeil and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) chair Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, signed the protocol agreement on July 8 in Vancouver, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.
“Aboriginal-controlled institutes are a critical part of B.C.’s post-secondary system, working within communities to support Aboriginal learners in achieving their education goals,” said Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, chair of IAHLA. “Through this protocol, we will see improved collaboration between Aboriginal communities and the provincial government, and in turn between our institutes and the public post-secondary system, leading to increased participation and success for Aboriginal learners.”
For more details, please visit the BC Ministry of Advanced Education news site.