Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Certificate graduates: Mandy Anis, Kimberly Cavanagh-Dillane, Brittany Ellis, Tara Linklater, Genevieve (Jenny) McGraw, Heather Poll, Wendi-Lee Smith-Stevens

By Bobbie Maxwell

NIPISSING FIRST NATION–The Anishinabek Educational Institute‚Äôs Nipissing Campus celebrated the achievements of 16 graduates at a ceremony held at Nbisiing Secondary School on Nipissing First Nation on June 24.

AEI Director Murray Waboose says that he is delighted to congratulate this year’s class of 2017.

“We would like to thank you for choosing AEI as your post-secondary learning institute of choice,” said Waboose. “AEI’s faculty and leadership are very proud of your achievement and wish you the best in your life-long learning journey.”

Petula Neegan, Native Early Childhood Education graduate

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Post-Graduate Certificate:
Mandy Anis
Kimberly Cavanagh-Dillane
Brittany Ellis
Tara Linklater
Genevieve (Jenny) McGraw
Heather Poll
Wendi-Lee Smith-Stevens

Native Early Childhood Education Diploma:
Carrie-Lynn Bennett
Lorraine Black
Erin McQuabbie
Petula Neegan
Connor Nolan

Carrie-Lynn Bennett, Native Early Childhood Education

Practical Nursing Diploma:
Samantha Giese
Kyla McKenzie

Erin Cornthwaite, Pre-Health Sciences

Pre-Health Sciences:
Erin Cornthwaite
Vera Hughson

Also in attendance were keynote speaker Dr. Ron Common from Sault College, Letitia Nadalin-Penno, and Glenda Stoyanovski from Canadore College; Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare and AEI Elder Doreen Bellaire.

If you are interested in becoming an AEI graduate, the following courses will be offered in September 2017: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Post-Graduate Certificate) – increase your ability to affect change. This leading edge initiative is designed for professionals working with families, persons, and communities living with FASD.

First Nation Child Welfare Advocate (Post- Graduate Certificate) prepares students for the role of advocate or representative on behalf of a First Nation, child and/or family in relation to child protection matters.

Native Community Worker (Diploma) – emphasizes traditional healing methods by providing students with the unique opportunity to develop self-awareness and the mental and spiritual healing so often needed by care givers.

Native Early Childhood Education (Diploma) – provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment, which ensures the total development of the young child.

Registered Practical Nursing (Diploma) As a PN, the graduate will function as a member of the health care team in acute care settings such as hospitals, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and community based settings such as home care and clinics.

Pre-Health Sciences (Certificate) January 2018 – This one year certificate will help you gain the admission requirements necessary to apply to the following programs: Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technician, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technician and Personal Support Worker.

For more information please visit our website: aeipostsecondary.ca