Orientations were taking place at schools across the region over the last two weeks for students.

It's important to prepare for the school year, and orientation can help. Heather Lucier, 2nd year nursing student at Seven Generations, and attended their orientation this week.

"I asked a lot of questions to fellow students, to program directors, to teachers. Anything I felt unclear about I wanted to make sure I knew in my mind, this is what's expected of me," she said.

She offered some advice to students.

"While all the student supports are great, ultimately it's your effort and your commitment that will make you successful as a student," she said.

The next school year begins on Wednesday September 5.

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