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Aboriginal entrepreneurship encouraged – Sault Star

This fall they will be in the classroom, but in a few years they could be running their own businesses and employing others.

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will offer a unique program to approximately 10 local Aboriginal secondary school students beginning in September.

The two-year Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) will begin at the Grade 11 level at St. Basil Secondary School, with the Grade 12 portion of the program continuing at St. Mary’s College during the second semester of the 2014-15 school year.

The course will be exclusive to First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students who attend SMC and St. Basil.

HSCDSB is one of 10 school boards in the province that will partner with the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) to offer the groundbreaking program, and one of only 44 MAEI-sponsored programs provided across the country.

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