BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Community Education Department

Community Education Department

Faculty
Carol Andrews
Marc Bohemier
Beverly Currie-Mclean
Trenna Johnson
Tracey Kikals
Dale Lindblom
Jennifer Maillet
Benjamin McNiven
Lucinda Sager
Connie Strayer
Kenneth Tourand
Lori Tresierra-Durocher
Chelsea Vaughan
Alyson Watt
Tuma Young


The Philosophy

The NVIT Community Education (CE) Department supports community-based education and training by delivering various courses and programs off-campus in a variety of First Nations communities and for Aboriginal organizations. The CE Department believes in training Aboriginal people by Aboriginal people, utilizing the expertise of the communities and experiences of the learners as fundamental teaching tools.

The CE Department supports the success of its students by ensuring the curriculum is designed and delivered as follows:

  • in a manner that is student-centered;

  • facilitated by Aboriginal professionals who are expert in their areas; and

  • in a facility that supports experiential learning in a comfortable environment.


  • For more information, contact Chelsea Vaughan 250.378.3378 or cvaughan@nvit.bc.ca

    NVIT is certified by the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO).

    The following programs and courses are available for community delivery. Your community determines its training needs and time frame. If you are interested in any of these course deliveries, please contact the NVIT CE department:

  • Community Based Negotiation Skills

  • Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Project Management/Proposal Writing

  • Contract Management

  • Financial Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Lands Management

  • Traditional Land Use Research

  • Frame Work Development

  • Leadership Training

  • Board Development

  • Natural Resource Technology

  • Developmental Education

  • Aboriginal Social Work Program

  • Strategic Leadership for First Nations Organizations

  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development

  • Native Adult Instructors Diploma

  • *To view the upcoming NAID Schedule, and program information, please click here.

    If your community requires specific training in fields that are not listed, please feel free to contact NVIT to discuss course design and delivery in your community.

    Career Opportunities:
    Participants who complete programs and courses delivered by the NVIT CE Department can begin exciting new careers, including but not limited to:

  • Economic Development Officer

  • Business Planner/Analyst

  • Business Development Consultant

  • Band Planner/Manager

  • Community Development Worker

  • Trainers/Facilitators

  • Land Management

  • Employment Officer

  • Employment Assessment Officer

  • Human Resource Manager

  • Band and Tribal Administration

  • Treaty Negotiation

  • Counselling



  • Click this link to see a listing of all courses in this department

    For information on transferability, please see the BC Council on Admissions and Transferability