Education is a fundamental means to help individuals reach their full potential. The African Canadian Services, Department of Education is committed to strengthening the quality of education by supporting activities and programs that improve the education system, involve parents in their children’s education and provide all Nova Scotians, especially those who have been traditionally under-served and disadvantaged, with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. This program aims to provide ANS youth with training opportunities and support required to become skilled and productive citizens. The African Canadian Services Division is mandated to provide leadership to the implementation of the BLAC Report on Education. The Division seeks to:
• increase educational access and quality education for the ANS youth
• foster knowledge and curriculum supportive of diversity and inclusion
• support policy and program reforms in both public schools and post-secondary institutions
• increase positive involvement of parents in the education system, supporting their children’s education
• assist ANS access training to become part of a skilled workforce
• enhance access to training and education by providing scholarships and training grants
By committing resources to education, we can help to address some of the great educational challenges and provide quality learning opportunities. The short-term, job-specific training grants aim to increase the skills and to build the credentials of ANS youth, thus opening doors to employment opportunities.