Student Advisors, Counselling, Learning Specialist
MITT Student Advisors are the best resource on campus for future and current students to consult with about their academic and personal plan. Because advisors work with all categories of students in all of our programs, they have a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share with students about what works, and what doesn't, when studying at MITT.
MITT Student Advisors know how to help students with:
- Identifying and meeting education and career goals
- Working through academic or personal issues
- Creating realistic time management and financial plans while studying full-time
- Making informed decisions and knowing all of their options
In addition to general advising topics common to all students, MITT advisors have specific areas of interest or focus:
Indigenous Student Advisor - Ryan Bruyere
- Helps Indigenous students with administrative tasks - program/sponsor applications, funding, awards and bursaries
- Guidance on creating a strong study plan that balances academics with personal committments
- Connects Indigenous students to each other, to their program areas and to the campus community
Accessibility Services Advisor - Kayla Hoskins
- Coordinates accessibility supports and administrative tasks for students with a permanent or temporary disability
- Assists students to access and apply for government grants/funding for tuition, services, and equipment
- Works with students, families and MITT instructors to develop a comprehensive education plan
- Advocates and liaises with sponsors and other off-campus accessibility supports
Student Social Worker/Counsellor
MITT's Social Worker/Counsellor, Melanie Leslie, helps students in similar ways as a student advisor, but is qualified to provide students with more in-depth supports to help ensure success while studying.
MITT's Social Worker/Counsellor knows how to help students with:
- Their overall mental health including dealing with stress, anxiety and depression
- Family issues and healthy relationships
- Accessing off-campus health and social services
- Self-confidence, loneliness, suicide prevention
MITT's Learning Specialist helps students maintain and improve their in-class performance and grades. This includes:
- Developing an individual learning plan and strategies to make studying more efficient and effective
- Coaching in the areas of reading comprehension and effective writing; math, communication and presentation skills; overal study habits and time management
- Improving on each area of the MITT Work Skills: critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective communication.
Student Advisors, our Social Worker/Counsellor and Learning Specialist are available through drop-in or appointment at the Henlow, 7 Fultz and Pembina campuses, or by phone or email. Please contact Student Services at 204-989-6512, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.