Mobile classroom offers First Nation students a second chance at life – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2018199 Views

May 9, 2018

For Indigenous students hoping to attend post-secondary school, it can often mean having to leave their home community along with their family, friends and support systems.

One college in Manitoba is changing that by hitting the road and bringing the classroom to the community.

For the past seven months, 12 students in Sagkeeng First Nation have been training for a career in plumbing in one of the two mobile labs set up in the community located 120 km north of Winnipeg.

Red River College, based in Winnipeg but has campuses across the province, runs the two mobile training labs. The labs were started as a way to provide trades training to rural and northern communities in Manitoba.

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