Welcome to NVIT: BC’s HOME of Aboriginal Public Post-Secondary Education. NVIT is unique in comparison to the other public post-secondary institutes in British Columbia. With a vision of being the home of excellence in education grounded in Aboriginal experience and Indigenous Knowledge, NVIT focuses on four primary strategic directions. These directions not only make us unique, but also form the foundation of our students’ success - strengthening our communities, one learner at a time. Our directions focused on success are:
Student Centered – NVIT offers a welcoming, supportive, fun and comfortable space for knowledge sharing and skills development. NVIT students represent 70% of the First Nations bands in British Columbia. Approximately 75% of our students are of Aboriginal ancestry. At NVIT, we are a family that ignites curiosity, highlights opportunities, and encourages individual growth and development. Students who engage in the NVIT learning environment experience a support system committed to the advancement of learners’ education and employment aspirations.
Academic Excellence – At NVIT, academic excellence is intimately related to education that values and embraces diversity, grounded in a pedagogical approach informed by Indigenous Knowledge and practice. We deliver accredited courses and programs that offer students a quality education and experience that meets or exceeds that of other post secondary institutes.
Community Relevance – Founded by the five First Nations bands of the Nicola Valley, NVIT provides educational and skill enhancement opportunities that are essential for Aboriginal students to champion community advancements for today and future generations. As a provincial Aboriginal institute, NVIT has a mandate to deliver quality education throughout the province of BC. NVIT is very proud of our Elders Council. With approximately 20 Elders across both campuses, the council is there to provide support and guidance to students and employees.
Organizational Effectiveness – As a public post secondary institute, NVIT is accountable to its students, Aboriginal communities, our Board of Governors, the provincial government, and to one another. As a learner centered organization, NVIT operates efficiently and effectively to promote the achievement of its students, employees, and organizational objectives.
Whether you choose to learn at our Merritt or Vancouver campuses, or to pursue your education in your home community, or online through one of our continuous enrolment courses, NVIT is committed to providing you with the best instruction in a learner-centered environment dedicated to student success.
The decision to take that first step toward your post-secondary education often includes many questions. I invite you to contact me personally at 250-378-3305 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can answer any questions you may have and share with you why NVIT is your NVIT.
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