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Training Services

Regional Delivery of NIC programs

NIC partners with First Nations to bring credentialed programs and courses to Aboriginal students in their communities. This programs often combines important upgrading in English and Math with job skills and credentials. Here are some examples of our partners and programs:
  • NIC partnered with the ‘Namgis First Nation to deliver Adult Basic Education and Applied Business Technology courses in Alert Bay.
  • The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) identified the need for health care assistants in their communities, and approached NIC to deliver the Health Care Assistant program to eight members. The program was funded by the NTC.
  • NIC worked with the Homalco First Nation to implement a pre-health program including academic upgrading, foundations skills, and core courses for a cohort of Homalco Health Care Assistant students.

For more information, or to discuss in-community for your community, contact Kelly Shopland, at 250-923-9749 or by email at Kelly will guide you in the development of a program that meets your community’s education and training needs.

Customized Training

NIC’s School of Continuing Education & Training works with First Nation governments, employers, and training organizations to deliver cost-effective and relevant training in Aboriginal communities. Staff can also assist in identifying possible funding sources for your training priorities. Popular skills training programs include:

  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • Marine Training
  • Retail Training
  • FoodSafe
  • Computer Training
  • Introduction to Trades
  • Greenhouse Management (and other agricultural programming)
  • Aquaculture Training
  • Screenprinting

For a complete list of skills training programs, or for more information about delivering a program for your workplace or business, contact the Manager of Continuing Education & Training, Tracy Parker, at at 250-923-972.