U of S to announce Aboriginal job skills program

SASKATOON — Members of the media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) launch of the new Aboriginal Career Start (ACS) Program, the first of its kind at the university.

U of S President Peter Stoicheff and senior leaders will be on hand to introduce the new program.

Wednesday, April 6, 2 pm
Exeter Room, Marquis Hall
97 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

ACS is designed to develop valuable financial and administrative skills to serve as a stepping-stone to a long-term career at the university.

"This program is a great opportunity for recent graduates from partner institutions in our community to learn skills that will serve them well in their careers, whether that is here at the university or in the community," said Stoicheff.

As part of the university's ongoing commitment to Aboriginal engagement, the ACS program will provide paid training and an immersive workplace orientation to 16 graduates from partner institutions, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) and the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI). Participants will receive on-the-job training in university departments, including Financial Services and Human Resources, receiving professional guidance and mentorship, and developing valuable interpersonal, management and teamwork skills.


For more information, contact:
James Shewaga
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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