In the fall of 2017, over 400 Algonquin students engaged in the Ice House Student Success Program, a course focused on empowering students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey. Sherryl Fraser, chair of General Arts and Sciences, led the implementation. “After training faculty to become Ice House Certified Facilitators, we embedded the Ice House Student Success Program in our curriculum and strove to instill the persistence and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset in students,” Fraser said.
Implementation goals are focused on shifting mindset, engaging students, and improving student persistence. However, the program also ties to the heart of Algonquin’s mission of transforming the hopes and dreams of its students.