Community Celebration for Curve Lake Dual Credit Summer School
Curve Lake First Nation hosted an event at the Curve Lake Community Centre to celebrate the completion of the Dual Credit Summer School.
Students completed the Basic Culinary Techniques course, which was hosted by Curve Lake First Nation in partnership with Fleming College and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. At the event, the Dual Credit students served delicious appetizers they had made for a project.
2016 marks the third year of the partnership between the community, the college and the school board. This specialized First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) focused dual credit program is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
The Dual Credit program offers students the opportunity to obtain a secondary school credit and a college credit at the same time, allowing students to gain the skills necessary to ease the transition to post-secondary programs. Students who take part dual credit courses may also have a lighter academic load at college as they have already accumulated credits.
Through Fleming’s Indigenous Education Protocol, the college supports the prioritization of Indigenous education, the recognition of intellectual and cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples, and a commitment to build relationships and be accountable to Indigenous communities in support of self-determination through education, training and applied research.