(How EleV removes barriers for students)
EleV recognizes that simply providing a scholarship is not enough - the program also includes supports to help you navigate the university and transition into the workforce afterwards.
Indigenous Education Navigators
Indigenous Education Navigators are here to support and walk with you throughout your post-secondary journey, helping you access the supports you need to start or continue with your VIU education.
The Navigators work with Nations to:
- Identify areas of need and barriers
- Build relationships
- Connect with students before they enter post-secondary
The end goal of this work is to motivate an organic process where Indigenous students no longer need to learn how to navigate the system, but rather, the system will begin to offer supports to fit the students.
Indigenous Employment Navigator
The Indigenous Employment Navigator supports students aged 18-35 in the transition to the workforce and helps them take those first steps toward a financially stable future and an exciting career.
Working in close collaboration with academic staff, University services and employers, the Indigenous Employment Navigator can assist with:
- Resumé and cover letter preparation
- Decision-making on career pathways
- Interview skills development
- Job search skills
- And identifying transferable skills
Services are delivered in both one-on-one and group formats.