First Nations boost education

Three new programs are being offered to First Nation residents of Munsee-Delaware, Fort William and Nipissing by St. Clair College.

The offerings, including registered practical nurse, law and security and police foundation were announced during a colourful ceremony Tuesday at Thames Campus.

The program expansion is with the Anishinabek Education Institute (AEI).

St. Clair College has partnered with the institute for the past 10 years and offers a half dozen programs.

St. Clair College president Dr. John Strasser said the program expansion is another important step for First Nations as they continue to work towards self government, taking their current education to a new level.

“This is a great day for all First Nation people,” said Mark Benoit of Chatham, St. Clair’s chairman of the school of academic studies for Chatham-Kent. Read More.