Free training for Aboriginal students

Tess Wixted

This fall, Royal Roads University, in partnership with Tsawout First Nation, with funding provided throught the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, will be offering Growing Our Futures to 16 Aboriginal students living on South Vancouver Island with funding from Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnership Program (ACBDPP).

The program includes six hands-on, field-based courses in plant, soil and horticultural sciences, as well as a certificate in Job Readiness (comprised of short non-credit courses) with a focus on employment and life skills drawn from Royal Road University - Continuing Studies Employment Skills Access program.

Eligibility: Open to all Aboriginal people who are 18 years of age or older. The ideal student for this program will be enthusiastic about native plants, capable of light to moderate physical labour and will enjoy learning indoors and out.

  • Dates: Sept. 30, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (excluding holidays), with two 15-minute coffee breaks and one 30-minute lunch break.
  • Tuition: No charge!
  • Application process: Interested applicants are invited to attend one of the two mandatory information sessions on Aug. 7, 2014, 1:30-3:30 p.m. or Aug. 19, 2014, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Tsawout First Nation multi-purpose room (7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton BC, 250-652-9101)

At this session applicants will receive more information and can fill out their application forms (assistance provided).

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