NICOLA VALLEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NAMED ONE OF BC'S TOP EMPLOYERS
Merritt BC, 10/17/09 - Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is proud to announce that it has been named one of BC's top employers for 2010. The sixth annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers recognizes BC employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work and their ability to attract and retain quality employees.
NVIT, BC's aboriginal public post secondary institution was recognized for their support of staff and faculty through, among other things, a very strong commitment to personal, professional and cultural development. The overarching value of NVIT is its dedication to Aboriginal culture and traditions. The on campus NVIT Elders Council provides a grounding in First Nations culture to NVIT employees as well as the many students who attend from throughout British Columbia and across Canada.
"We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice in British Columbia," says Ken Tourand, Vice President, Corporate Services at NVIT. "We have employees that have been with us over 20 years, since we opened our doors in 1983. Our staff and faculty are a vital part of the NVIT community and help ensure we are able to provide the best education opportunities for our students."
A key part of NVIT's vision is to provide a rich educational and cultural campus environment in which to study and work. The additions of an on-site daycare and gathering centre for staff and students at the Merritt campus this year are further expressions of this deep commitment to enhancing the NVIT community.
"NVIT has seen tremendous growth over the last 5 years, a direct result of the culture and collaborative community NVIT has fostered since our inception", says Casey Sheridan, President of NVIT. "We are very excited to be included in this group of great organizations and to be named one of BC's best workplaces."
With campuses in Merritt and Vancouver, and Distributed Learning services throughout BC, NVIT serves more than 1100 students annually.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Corporate Services
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology