Beginning fall 2017 and over five years, $4.6-million in new funding will assist current students as well as over 300 new Indigenous students to access post-secondary and achieve their education and life goals.
All Indigenous learners at Yukon College will benefit from expanded support services on campus and within their communities. The overall aim is to build a strong collaborative network of community and institutional partners who support Indigenous youths’ education and life goals.
Re-envisioning access to and success in post-secondary education
Yukon College will enhance existing supports for Yukon First Nations students and youth and create new opportunities to increase access and remove barriers to post-secondary education. Credentialed programming will allow Yukon College to build and present university-level credential courses in rural communities.
Academic Support Worker and Education, Career, and Life-Planning Mentor
The Academic Support Worker will help community campus students access academic supports.
The Education, Career and Life-Planning Mentor will assist students through all non-academic barriers to success.
The Transition Worker will assist students and potential students from facilities such as the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, government-run group homes, and treatment programs into post-secondary education.
Routes to Yukon College
Routes to Yukon College will offer a variety of programs to engage Yukon youth in educational opportunities, helping to build a vision of themselves as connected to, and successful in, post-secondary education.