Aboriginal Community

New Programs Enhance STEM Pipeline for Organizations Targeting Indigenous Youth

Fresh, hands-on initiatives are reaching further north and into new communities to bring indigenous youth into the STEM-based career pipeline.
— By Donna Chan

As the fastest-growing population segment in Canada, indigenous workers offer employers access to a vibrant and expanding labour pool. However, they are still under-represented in many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, and absent from many talent pools and pipelines in the STEM industries. Over the last few years, however, new funding and new initiatives are doing more to develop this key talent pool.

Here, some of the latest programs to build and enhance th....