Education

Mission Statement

The Education Department aspires to empower individuals and families to proactively pursue their highest potential through educational and training opportunities and to work with other departments within the organization to promote the teaching/learning of Xatśūll culture.

The Soda Creek Education Department provides quality, accessible; community based educational support services for community members. The Education Department is responsible for the administration of education programming and funding for K – 12 and the Post – Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP). This includes liaison with the local School District 27 in regards to the educational needs of our elementary and secondary students. The Post – Secondary Program provides funding to administer to eligible Soda Creek Indian Band students to attend approved Post – Secondary Institutions. To assist in this process the department has an Education Committee which its main focus is to assist on a fair process in the distribution of the Post – Secondary Student Support Program Applications.

We have a working agreement with Cariboo/Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre to provide employment for one position as an Employment Assistant Services Coordinator on a part-time basis. The Department is currently seeking applicants for an Education Assistant to date which will encompass liaison between the elementary/high schools on a monthly basis and administering day programs for professional days and scheduled school holidays.

In collaboration with the Comprehensive Community Planning Program the Goals/Strategies which were identified for the program in the year of 2009. The overlapping of departments in regards to programs/services require clarification such as prioritizing what the community would like to see in promotion of culture and language to its overall priorities through discussions within the Social Development Committee. The Education department is also working on re-establishing various on-going goals which will improve the programs/services from improving the success rate of K-12 students to enhance access to Post-Secondary Education.

Link(s)

Aboriginal Learning :

Provides resources for aboriginal adult and post- secondary learners to obtain information on the programs available to support their learning – including financial support, housing, transportation, career planning or employment services and childcare as follows

www.aboriginallearning.ca

 BC Transfer Guide :

The BC Council on admissions and transfer (BCCAT) is responsible for the facilitation of admission, articulation and transfer arrangements among the colleges, institutes, and universities in BC as follows:

http://www.bctransferguide.ca/

Aboriginal Bursaries :

The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 773 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.

Aboriginal Bursary Search Tool

Canada Student Loan Information :

This is a website which you can access information and application process for Canada Student Loan and it also, is a site for other information in regards to all educational information from RESP to moving from Post-Secondary Program to workforce.

www.canlearn.ca

 Loans and Grants :

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs.

http://www.bcsap.bc.ca/

School District #27 :

The First Nations Department of School District No. 27 serves approximately 1400 First Nations students. Managed by a Director of Instruction and District Principal, the goal is to ensure success for all First Nation students both academically and socially.

http://www.sd27.bc.ca/first-nations-overview/

Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre (CCATEC):

Under its constitution CCATEC was established to:

  1. Identify, develop, implement and assist, where possible, with the attainment of employment, training and education programs responsive to the current and future requirements of Aboriginal people, Aboriginal bands, Aboriginal organizations and Aboriginal individuals;
  2. Coordinate and liaise with Aboriginal people, Aboriginal bands, Aboriginal organizations, Aboriginal individuals, and with all levels and branches of governments in Canada, and to access and attain maximum utilization of all funding sources available to achieve the purposes of the Society.
  3. Offer funding to First Nations organizations and individuals that will help them attain training or employment skills to gain employment or to keep their skills updated to prevent job loss.

http://www.ccatec.com/

For Further Information contact one of the following Education Department or sign up for the members only section of the website.