A collaboration between Imperial and the Six Nations Community

What is SEED?

SEED, or Science Education and Employment Development, is a collaboration between Imperial and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. SEED designs and implements educational initiatives that are focused on providing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory people with the skills needed for careers with Imperial, the petroleum industry and other manufacturing industries.

Since local colleges are the points of entry for many of these employment opportunities, the SEED initiative helps Six Nations of the Grand River Territory members qualify for technology courses through programs at Six Nations Polytechnic, including the Native Diploma Access Program. Financial support is also available to students attending designated college technology programs to cover the cost of books and tuition. The courses include:

Science and technology programs for young students, like the SEED-sponsored Science Day Camp held in the summer and the STAY in School awards honouring top marks in high school math and science, are also available.

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What’s New?

2016 SEED Stay in School Awards Application

July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

SEED is proud to present the 2016 STAY in School Awards for students with the highest marks in Math and Science. Eligible students are invited to submit their application now. Applications are due October 28, [...]

2016 SEED Scholarship Application

July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

The Imperial Oil SEED scholarship application is now available to eligible students enrolled full-time in engineering, petroleum technologies, business administration, commerce, computer science, earth science and related disciplines. Click here to apply  

2015 STAY in School Awards

July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

SEED is proud to present the 2015 STAY in School Awards for students with the highest marks in Math and Science. Eligible students are invited to submit their application now. Applications are due October 19, [...]

2015 Imperial Oil SEED Scholarships

July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

The Imperial Oil SEED scholarship application is now available to eligible students enrolled full-time in engineering, petroleum technologies, business administration, commerce, computer science, earth science and related disciplines. Click here to apply  

Frequently Asked Questions

SEED stands for Science Education and Employment Development, and is the name that has been given to the initiatives developed under an agreement between the Elected Council of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Imperial Oil.
An agreement supporting technology education and employment initiatives was developed jointly by the Elected Council and Imperial Oil and reflects community outreach and support initiatives Imperial has in place in locations where it has operations. As part of its project to reduce sulphur in gasoline, Imperial constructed a pipeline that crosses Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Claim Lands. The pipeline project acted as the catalyst to create the agreement.
Imperial will cover the costs of tuition and books for the courses that are considered the entry point to many jobs at Imperial’s Nanticoke and Sarnia refineries, including:

These courses have been developed in conjunction with industry. As a result, the opportunities for jobs after graduation are far broader than just Imperial.

The Imperial Oil SEED scholarship was introduced in 2004 for eligible students enrolled full-time in engineering, petroleum technologies, business administration, commerce, computer science, earth science and related disciplines. Applications are due July 1.

The requirements vary somewhat, but consistent with them all is completion of grade 12 math and grade 11 or 12 sciences. For some of the courses–for example the course required for process technicians–grade 12 math for college/technology is required and the math courses geared for university are encouraged.

The importance of continuing with math and science, including grade 12 is an important message we want to get out in the community. So many of the jobs available today depend on good math and science skills. Much of the focus for the steering committee is to develop programs and opportunities for students in elementary and high schools encouraging them to continue in math and science.

As part of the agreement, Imperial is supporting the Six Nations Polytechnic Native Diploma Access Program that helps people earn their high school diploma and upgrade their math and science skills so that they can qualify for these courses. For more information contact the Polytechnic at http://www.snpolytechnic.com
Science and technology programs for young students, like the SEED-sponsored Science Day Camp are available to the community.

SEED also sponsors the Science Technology Awards for Youth (STAY) In School awards for Six Nations of the Grand River Territory students who excel in their high school math and science courses.

SEED was instrumental in launching the Homework Support Program where tutors, computer-access and a quiet place to work are available to students. Contact Anne Noyes at email: educationwiz@hotmail.com for more information.

Our Committee

A steering committee of Six Nations Polytechnic and Imperial representatives design and implement educational initiatives that are focused on providing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory people with the skills needed for careers with Imperial, the petroleum industry and other manufacturing industries. Members of the steering committee represent the following organizations:

Imperial

Imperial is Canada’s largest producer of crude oil and a major producer of natural gas. It is also the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products–sold primarily under the Esso brand name–with a coast-to-coast supply network. Imperial’s operations in Ontario include refineries in Nanticoke, near Jarvis, and Sarnia.

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Grand River Post Secondary Education Office

The Grand River Post Secondary Education Office (GRPSEO) exists to empower Onkwehon:we through higher education within available resources. It is GRPSEO’s belief and vision that acquiring knowledge, skills, capabilities, and confidence empowers individuals to be self-sufficient and contribute to their communities and society at large. Post secondary education provides a path to do this.

Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic is an Aboriginal community-controlled, community based human resource development centre addressing issues and needs from an Aboriginal Perspective.

Grand River Employment & Training

Employment for Onkwehon:we of Grand River Territory Regardless of Residency.

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