Indigenous Canadians


Regulated career colleges are uniquely positioned to create new partnerships and develop existing ones with indigenous communities across Canada. This is due to the flexibility of the career college model and our ability to provide focused, short-term quality training that is responsive to both labour market needs and the needs of local communities.

On-Site Training

Regulated career colleges are providing practical training that equips students with the skills that they need to excel, using innovative methods like mobile training in remote communities. By bringing the training to the students, NACC member colleges are able to make it easier for students to attend classes to get the training that they need.

Flexible Learning Environments

NACC member colleges have a history of working with communities and students to ensure that programs are flexible to the needs of their students. For example, in some communities, regulated career colleges have given students time off during the annual caribou hunt. This flexibility ensures that students are able to attend all classes and leads to a higher success rate.

Program Consultations 

The career college model is designed around responding to the needs of the labour market and the needs of the community. NACC member colleges can work with indigenous communities to create a curriculum and a program that works best for the community and for the students.The career college model is designed around responding to the needs of the labour market and the needs of the community. NACC member colleges can work with indigenous communities to create a curriculum and a program that works best for the community and for the students.

Regulated Career Colleges Offer: 

• a compressed length of study
• high-quality and regulated instruction
• small class sizes
• flexible schedules

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