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Aboriginal CAREER Explorers Academy

Aboriginal CAREER Explorers Academy

Youth are given the opportunity to experience actual work site conditions and be exposed to a variety of occupations through a five week classroom learning and internship.

Students from Slave Lake and the Lesser Slave Lake Region will gain an understanding and appreciation for responsibilities and duties of specified occupations. The goal of the program is for youth to develop relationships with industry and gain exposure to employment/career prospects. The intent is to keep the youth motivate to finish school and pursue post-secondary education in order to gain a life-fulfilling career in an area of interest.

Participants will:

  • Meet other youth
  • Experience living in Student Residence
  • Learn life-skills while living on Campus
  • Develop employability skills
  • Attend and participate in evening recreational and cultural youth activities
  • Gain experience working and being a college student living on campus, thus helping to prepare youth for future educational pursuits

Metis and Lesser Slave Lake Indian Tribal Council First Nations and Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal council students and other Aboriginal students are eligible to participate in the program. Selection is based upon applications submitted to the Northern Lakes College Dual Credit and Recruitment Chair. Students will be selected for interviews based on the following considerations:

  • Attitude
  • Adaptability
  • Academic progress
  • Interest to observe and learn
  • Willingness to practise safety
  • Maturity

Parent or Guardian consent is required to participate in the program.

The 2017 Aboriginal CAREERS Explorers Academy is full and registration is now closed

For more information contact:

Brian Panasiuk
Chair Dual Credit and Recruitment
Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake Campus

P: (780)-751-3311
Toll free: 1-866-652-3456