Science and technology surrounds you—no matter where you are. It is a giant part of everyday life and can help build economic opportunities on First Nations, and for the entire country.
It’s been proven that science, technology, engineering, and math post-secondary graduates enjoy:
- Higher earnings (double over a lifetime than high-school graduates)
- Fewer and shorter periods of unemployment
- More job opportunities
- Significantly better health outcomes.
[The Association of Universities and Colleges, October 2012; STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future 2011]
The Big Picture
First Nations need qualified technical professionals to inspect homes, provide clean drinking water, engineer systems vital to community infrastructure, respond to environmental contamination, counter emergency situations and to manage daily operations of a community. Qualified technical trained First Nation leaders like you can move communities forward a giant step. It’s about being self-sufficient, creating structures of opportunity, organizational capacity and ultimately a better life for First Nations people now and for generations to come.