The Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) will focus on increasing the access, participation and certification of it’s students in all areas of continuous education. The Post-Secondary Team will continue to increase community-based learning initiatives. This will assist members in bridging learning to earning, in the trades, technology and university fields. A key focus will be to plan, collaborate, execute and measure strategies with the Education Team and other departments to instill a philosophy of continuous learning.
- Make the funding application process more competitive by developing or adopting a rating system for applicants.
- Developed tools for students to be better prepared for university or college (ongoing).
- Developed a wait list process for post-secondary and technical students due to the increasing amount of Grade 12 graduates.
- Develop a Social Media Policy to mediate concerns by community members (ongoing).
- Meet with PSSSP Students monthly for support services (ongoing).
- Upgrade office Computer Systems and Web Site.
- Review and update Post-Secondary student allowance rates.
- Work close with middle years and high school students to identify possible career paths.
- Ensure students are aware of their program outlines and course requirements when completing a degree.
- Encourage new Grade 12 students to prepare and apply for direct entry rather than Arts & Science.
- PSSSP will continue to track student activity using the PSSSP Database. This database links with and complements the information gathered by the Education Team and be further utilized to build a business case for growth and sustainability in First Nations Post-Secondary funding (ongoing).
- Offer on-reserve programming (ongoing).
- Enforcing, communicating, and stressing the importance of re-applying for funding based on the existing policy (ongoing).
- Introducing Career Counselling to students at earlier grade levels (ongoing).
- Continue to provide information to Urban Band Members on funding sources available in their region (ongoing).
- Collect data from community to foresee future programming and community needs.