A new Post-Secondary Education and Training protocol agreement will support collaboration to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal post-secondary students in British Columbia. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) president Tyrone McNeil and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) chair Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, signed the protocol agreement on July 8 in Vancouver, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.
“Although progress has been made in advancing First Nations post-secondary education in B.C., we still have work to do to achieve the transformation envisioned in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework,” said Tyrone McNeil, president of FNESC. “This protocol will provide a formal mechanism for us to jointly move forward on implementing our shared commitments and priorities to ensure that the needs of First Nations students and communities are met.”
For more details, please visit the BC Ministry of Advanced Education news site.