On January 11, 2022, the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) announced its Indigenous Continuing Education Centre (ICEC). On June 23, FNUniv celebrates the official in-person grand opening of the ICEC on June 23, 2022 at the Regina Campus, delayed several months due to the pandemic. This centre, using a hybrid learning model, provides distinct Indigenous-focused non-accredited, short course programming for individuals, professionals, businesses, and communities, open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Since its launch in January, the ICEC has evolved with an expansion of course offerings. In addition to the highly sought-after course, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation, ICEC added several new courses for the Spring/Summer 2022 Term in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action related to Business & Education. Successful learners of the ICEC course offerings will earn digital credentials in badges, micro-credentials, and professional certificates through MyCreds™
The number of learners to successfully achieve a badge has been increasing since the initial course offering of 4 Seasons of Reconciliation. The badges, micro-credentials and certificates are recognized within corporate Canada to enhance employability by up-skilling and growing competencies.
The Indigenous Continuing Education Centre has been developed to create greater access for education and micro-credentials that leads to new opportunities or connections with Indigenous culture and tradition. Individuals or organizations interested in receiving more information on the Indigenous Continuing Education Centre and available courses may contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fnuniv.ca/icec.
The media release is available here.