The Bachelor of Social Work Program will begin on January 7th, with thirty-four eager students enrolled.
Sandy Kershaw is the Inuit Bachelor of Social Work Program Coordinator for the Nunatsiavut Government.
She says the first few days will be an orientation for students, this is for them to learn the rules of the Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and the Social Work Program itself.
Then the actual classes will begin on the 11th of January.
The course, which is being taught at the College of the North Atlantic, is offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).
Kershaw adds that they couldn’t have asked for a better partnership and that MUN has bent over backwards to make this program work.
She says the course will be difficult and all the students are aware of that.
She would like to add that PSSSP and every student enrolled in the program are very, very excited for the Bachelor of Social Work Program to start.