Lambton College is offering what it’s calling a unique orientation for new students who may face obstacles in their educational journey.
The program, “College Ready 2016,” is a two-day orientation that will take place August 3 and 4. The initiative is intended to appeal to students who fit into one or more groups:
First Generation Student – Parent/Guardian did not attend a post-secondary institution
Aboriginal Student – First Nations, Metis or Inuit
The orientation, which is free for prospective students, will give incoming students the chance to meet other students in a fun and supportive environment, while learning how to achieve success at the college level.
Planned activities will feature both academic and team building components. Participants of this event will learn more about college expectations and discover new learning strategies. They will also explore their student computer accounts, and meet with Lambton College staff and faculty, familiarizing themselves with the college system before starting classes in September.
All accommodations, meals, and course materials will be provided at no cost to the student.
First Generation Students are students who are the first generation in their family to attend college or university (not including siblings). Lambton College provides many services through the First Generation Services to help ensure college success including peer mentoring, free tutoring, academic workshops, social events and bursaries.
Aboriginal Students include First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Lambton College’s Aboriginal/Cultural Learning Centre provides all Aboriginal students with access to tutoring, mentoring, elder visits, cultural and academic workshops, luncheons, socials, and bursaries.
Lambton College is encouraging anyone who may know of a prospective student who would benefit from the orientation to share this information.
A website link is at lambtoncollege.ca/collegeready.