Yellowhead Tribal College to launch four new programs in Fall 2019
Edmonton, AB - August 1, 2019 – Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) announces the launch of four new educational programs for Fall 2019, which include an Indigenous Community Health Worker Program, an Indigenous Languages Degree, a two-year Pre-Education Diploma Program, and a Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Installation Assistant program, all of which are intended to meet labour market needs and to build capacities in Indigenous communities across Alberta.
YTC’s Indigenous Community Health Worker Diploma program is the first of its kind in the province, and will provide education in community health and Indigenous culture and healing practices to meet the growing need for healthcare workers that can provide culturally appropriate, culturally safe healthcare services to Indigenous peoples and communities
The Indigenous Languages Degree will provide students with a foundation in Cree, Stoney/Nakota, and Anishnaabe/Saulteaux languages. This degree program will foster students to emerge with speaking and writing proficiency in one or more Indigenous languages and the capacity to promote and advocate for the retention of Indigenous language and culture.
YTC’s two-year Pre-Education Diploma program lays the foundation for a career in elementary or secondary education - graduates from the two-year Diploma will be eligible to continue in a Bachelor of Education program at a variety of post-secondary institutions.
Finally, the YTC’s Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Installation Assistant program will train students for careers in the growing field of photovoltaic (solar) panel installation. With assistance from academic, industry, and community experts as well as Indigenous Elders, students will learn how renewable energy technology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) are vital in balancing traditional values and the needs of industry and communities in the development of green energy.
Applications for Fall 2019 are still being accepted - admission requirements and further information can be found at http://www.ytced.ca, or by contacting email@example.com.