Indigenous Youth Explore a Future in STEM
May 18, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Indigenous youth from local school boards attended a series of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related workshops at Canadore College yesterday.
Close to 60 youth participated in the 8th annual Kendaaswin Day, an Ojibway word that broadly translates into ‘learning.’ The event is planned to provide a taste of applied learning experiences in workshops geared towards STEM professions.
The event recognizes the important role that transition programs play in Indigenous student pathways into postsecondary. The schedule was created to profile the college’s Schools of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology and Media, Design and Dramatic Arts. In addition to workshops instructed by faculty and staff, participants met current students and alumni.
Kendaaswin Day is organized collaboratively between Canadore College and the regional planning team for the School College Work Initiative, a
Canadore trains people through applied learning, leadership
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