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Honourable Murray Coell Follows Conference Theme

Tekkru youth poses with Hon. Coell after making his announcements.

Rick Archie, Member of the TMG and Minister Coell!

The Ministry of Advanced Education announced that $350,000 in funding has been allocated to the Native Education College located in East Vancouver. NEC has a variety of programs that First Nations Youth and Adults are encouraged to take advantage of.

The announcement also included the new “BC Aboriginal Youth Award Program” which is a $500,000 investment that will award aboriginal students with bursaries totalling $3500 for Aboriginal Institutions. The Ministry will also add an increase in NEC’s annual funding by $145,000. 

Hon. Coell illustrated that the Ministry of Advanced Education is investing in programs for students who want to find their potential career paths.  “It is vital to start, stay-In and succeed in their education”.  After the announcement was made, an impressed President Tyrone McNeil of FNESC spoke about his interest in having the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development participate as a partner at every Annual FNESC conference, in recognition of their many contributions.

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November 29, 2008 - Posted by | FNESC 14th Annual Provincial Conference

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