To reach Indigenous communities in every corner of Ontario, Local 793 Indigenous Relations Coordinator Jim Jacobs joined the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP) on its tour of communities and high schools.

APSIP is a collective of Indigenous recruitment representatives from colleges, universities, and learning institutes in Ontario and Quebec that visits students in their own communities to provide information and practical advice on their options after high school.

“A lot of the schools we visit don’t have the resources to attend some of the large trade shows in the province, so attending and letting the students know about our apprenticeship opportunities and life working in the Union has been well received by the students, teachers, guidance councillors, principals and Indigenous community members,” Brother Jacobs said.

APSIP provides support and assistance to Indigenous learners – from outreach and information through to application, enrolment, and registration.

Visit the APSIP website for more information.

Local 793 Indigenous Relations Coordinator Jim Jacobs gives a student some pointers on the excavator simulator.
Young Indigenous students gather round Jim Jacobs to learn about the pre-apprenticeship and training programs offered by OETIO.