Sunday, April 11, 2010

Minister's Student Advisory Council

The Minister of Education, Dave Hancock, is looking for 24 youth, aged 14 to 19, with different backgrounds, opinions, experiences and perspectives from all regions of Alberta. The Council provides its perspectives to the Minister and Alberta Education on educational issues. Council member teams are for one year and members receive leadership, facilitation, media and public speaking training and also meet with the Minister a few times per year. Each Council member hosts their very own Speak Out Forum using the DVD Tool Kit (send email to speakout@gov.ab.ca to get complimentary copy and all supplies you need to host your own forum). Biographies and Terms of Reference for the Council are available online (www.speakout.alberta.ca). The application process for the 2010-11 Council is now open online.  http://www.speakout.alberta.ca/onlineapplications/regcouncil.asp Application deadline: Friday, May 21, 2010.

This is a volunteer position. All transportation, accomodation and meals are provided for the meetings.

The 2010-11 Minister's Student Advisory Council will meet in Edmonton on the following dates:

October 1-3, 2010
January 28-30, 2011
May 13-15, 2011

For more information, please contact Jennifer Keller, Director of Student Engagement, at jennifer.keller@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-0390 or Jamie Anderson, Student Engagement Coordinator, at jamie.anderson@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-5656.

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