Ministry of Advanced Education
Policy Framework & Action Plan | Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training
Gaining a post-secondary education opens up all sorts of doors!
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.
2020 Vision for the Future:
The goals are:
- Systemic change means that the public post-secondary education system is relevant, responsive, respectful and receptive to Aboriginal learners and communities;
- Access to community based delivery of programs, through partnerships with Aboriginal institutes and communities;
- Reduced financial barriers;
- Seamless transitions from K–12 to post-secondary education; and
- Continuous improvement is based on research, data-tracking.
Recognizing that increased post-secondary education by Aboriginal people results in better labour market and health outcomes for individuals and better community-related outcomes will benefit all British Columbians.
In February 2012 we held a provincial forum on Aboriginal post-secondary education where we heard more from students, public and Aboriginal post-secondary institution representatives and Aboriginal organizations. Here is a video that captures what the forum was about above the YouTube video.
We would like to extend a warm thanks to all of you who provided feedback through our engagement process and Facebook page.
For a summary of the feedback we received check out our What We Heard report.