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.