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Collaborative rural delivery model to aid Aboriginal learners

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Led by NorQuest College, the Collaborative Delivery of Foundational Learning for Rural Learners project will identify the learning needs of adult learners within NorQuest’s stewardship region to better prepare them for post-secondary education or employment opportunities in their communities. The project will offer four content streams targeted to rural learning needs. Pre-high school mathematics and language/essential skills targets adults who are looking to complete their high school education. Aboriginal literacy is designed for Aboriginal learners and intercultural education targets those working in multicultural organizations. Linking together the formal post-secondary education and informal adult learning systems in communities across Alberta will create a cohesive approach to foundational learning, allowing learners to achieve their goals more quickly. The content streams will pilot a more coordinated approach to recruiting, supporting and teaching adult learners, as well as optimizing the quality of instruction through customized regional support services and a curriculum management system. The Rural Alberta Development Fund has provided $3.2 million to support this collaborative delivery model.