Are you the first? Not sure?
A first generation student is a student whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not attended a post-secondary institution. If your siblings have attended a post-secondary institution but your parents/guardians have not, you are still considered a first generation student.
Durham College and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities recognize that first generation students may have unique needs and experiences. The first generation student co-ordinator is here to encourage and support you while you work towards achieving your dream of becoming a college graduate – the first in your family!
Services for students:
- Career advising and job search assistance
- Counselling and health care
- Mentoring programs
- ESL supports
- First Generation Student Bursary
- First Generation Student Co-ordinator
- Leadership development
- Learning strategies, writing skills and subject specific workshops
- Monthly calendar of events to keep you up-to-date on campus activities
- DC first generation Facebook group
- Orientation events
- Peer tutoring
- Student handbook
- Success Matters Workshop Series program
If you are a first generation student, please contact us to learn more about our program.
Durham College gratefully acknowledges funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the First Generation initiative.