Aboriginal Learners Complete Their Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Improve Their Skills Using Online Learning

Contact North | Contact Nord Supports Aboriginal Learner Success in Communities across Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario's Distance Education & Training Network, has released their document 21 Success Stories of Aboriginal Learners Using Online Learning To Get Their Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates or Upgrade Their Skills. The document highlights the success of Aboriginal learners in Ontario who fulfilled their education and training goals using online learning.

These 21 Aboriginal learners each completed their programs and courses through online learning supported by one of the 28 local Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centres located in Aboriginal communities across Ontario. The collaboration between community, students and local Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centres is apparent in these stories and stands as a model for building capacity within Indigenous communities around the world.

"As it enters its 4th decade of operations, Contact North | Contact Nord remains committed to working with Aboriginal communities across Ontario to ensure members do not have to leave their community to access the education and training they need for success" stated Paul Taillefer, Chair of the Board of Directors, Contact North | Contact Nord. "Each of our 28 online learning centres in Aboriginal communities, partners with the local community to help its members get their degrees, diplomas, certificates or upgrade their skills through online learning with personalized support in the community."

Contact North | Contact Nord partners with Ontario's 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, and 250 public literacy and basic skills and training providers to provide local access to education and training opportunities. Funded by the Government of Ontario continuously since 1986, Contact North | Contact Nord supports over 4 million Ontario residents living in 600 small, remote, rural, Aboriginal and Francophone communities to access post-secondary education and training without having to leave their community.

Visit studyonline.ca to learn more about the programs and courses available to online learners in Ontario.

To see the document, please click here.

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For further information: Heather Campbell, Communications Coordinator, 1-855-345-5035, heather@contactnorth.ca

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