The Matawa Post Secondary Program (MPS) provides financial and support services for eligible students from: Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58, Neskantaga and Webequie First Nations.
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Helping With The Next Step
The MPS program has an Advisory Committee that consist of one member from each participating First Nations. The MPS Advisory is in place to ensure each participating First Nation has input into decision making and providing Advisory Services for the MPS Program. The MPS Program currently has two staff, one Post-Secondary Coordinator and one Student Support Worker to assist students with meeting their educational goals. The MPS Program provides services to post-secondary students such as: Academic, social support, tutoring and referrals, Assistance to the new and continuing students with funding and bursary applications, Orientation, Monthly electronic newsletter, Maintain the GRADS Database and student files, Liaison between Students, Matawa Post-Secondary Advisory Committee, First Nation Communities, Post-Secondary Institutes, referral agencies and Committee’s, Weekly post-secondary institute visits to meet with students, Teamwork, planning events for students with other staff, i.e.: Graduation and Awards Banquet, Annual Christmas Dinner, MPS Advisory Meetings, and other Committee Events. Attend local High School Orientations, Career Fairs in Communities.