SUDBURY – Cambrian College is offering a new program this September to provide Indigenous students a unique, culturally relevant pathway to a college education.
The one-year General Arts and Science-Indigenous Specialization certificate program combines Indigenous programming with other core academic courses in English and math. Students will also have the opportunity to take Indigenous language courses.
“This program is a collaborative response to the voices of our Indigenous communities, faculty and students who want accessible, culturally relevant programs for Indigenous students,” says Bradie Granger, Chair of General Studies at Cambrian College. “What makes this program unique is that students will focus on developing a personal understanding of their own Indigenous heritage, culture and language as well as develop a sense of community within the college.”
Graduates of the new program will earn valuable transfer credits that can be put toward further education at Cambrian or other post-secondary institutions. For those who choose to enter the workforce instead, they will be prepared to take on new challenges and opportunities with the skills they acquired.
While developed with Indigenous students in mind, the new General Arts and Science – Indigenous Specialization program will benefit any student wanting a truly inclusive and multi-cultural experience on campus while they explore an education or career path that is right for them.
Learn more about Cambrian’s new General Arts and Science-Indigenous Specialization program at www.cambrianinternational.ca/programs.
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambrianinternational.ca
Photo: Bradie Granger, Chair of General Studies at Cambrian College, outside the Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Student Services
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