Ministry of Advanced Education

Aboriginal Education and Training

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Whether you are heading to school for the first time; returning for course upgrades; or in the midst of earning a degree, we want to help you reach your goals.

In B.C., the fastest growing demographic is Aboriginal youth. That's why we're making a concerted effort to support students - and would-be students - to get the education they need to get ahead.

The Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan, 2020 Vision for the Future sets out ways to address systemic barriers and achieve systemic institutional change.

The Report Out for 2013 & Report Out for 2014 provides an overview of our progress.

We help address challenges and barriers faced by Aboriginal students.

We provide resources for educators that support Aboriginal students.

We support training programs that increase the skills of Aboriginal people.


Questions? Email us - we're here to help.

Memorandum of Understanding

The Ministry of Advanced Education has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding [PDF] to form an ongoing post-secondary education partners group.