Lieutenant Governor Bartleman visits Seneca College
Lt. Gov. attends ceremony to launch aboriginal outreach education program
Toronto, January 23, 2007 --- The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, visited Seneca College to speak with aboriginal students and attend a ceremony to launch the Seneca Centre for Outreach Education – Aboriginal Program.
“We are delighted that the Lieutenant Governor can join us in celebrating this unique program,” says Seneca President Dr. Rick Miner. “We are very proud of this program and we’re excited to offer the SCOrE program to students of aboriginal ancestry.”
SCOrE equips students with strategies and skills to overcome barriers to education and employment. Graduates use the skills and the college credential acquired in the eight-month program to pursue further higher education or enter the workforce.
Seventeen aboriginal students started the SCOrE program this January. Along with core academic courses, SCOrE students take part in academic advising, personal counseling and mentoring that will improve their integration into a post-secondary institution.
Seneca is the largest college in Canada with more than 100,000 full and part-time students on campuses across the Greater Toronto Area. Seneca provides internationally and nationally recognized career education and training key to graduate success in the global economy. Every Seneca diploma, certificate and degree program is developed to a high academic standard, in consultation with industry, integrated with information technology, combined with technical and transferable skills, and reinforced by opportunities for ongoing education and re-training.
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