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The Aboriginal Student Achievement Plan (ASAP) is an institution-wide strategy to increase indigenous student success. Click on image above for a video on ASAP.

Sask Polytech removes barriers
and enhances student experience

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, helping students achieve their educational and career goals is a top priority. That's why ASAP was developed. It is a program that provides Indigenous students with services that enhance the student experience and remove barriers to success.

Enrolment is up
Enrolment for Indigenous students has increased 31 per cent since 2011-12. Sask Polytech has 3,700 Indigenous students; these students make up more than 18 per cent of the student population. In 2014-15 the employment rate for Sask Polytech’s Indigenous graduates was 84%. Indigenous students are an important part of our campus community.

Services include ...

Also, an Aboriginal community coordinator works to raise awareness about Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Indigenous communities, both urban and rural.

Indigenous students find success with ASAP; 98 per cent of students share they are satisfied or very satisfied with ASAP services. Also 92 per cent of indigenous students would recommend their academic program at Sask Polytech to others.

Indigenization with ASAP

Guided by the principles of reconciliation and a goal to create long-term positive change, Sask Polytech’s indigenization efforts holistically integrate Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching and learning into our practices, procedures and services. Continuing to put students’ needs first, ASAP created an Indigenization declaration that guides efforts to ensure students can see themselves and their culture reflected throughout the institution.

For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.

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