On behalf of the NVIT Board of Governors, and all of our faculty, support staff and
administrators, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology - British Columbia's Aboriginal Public Post-Secondary Institute.
There are many things that make NVIT one of the most unique post-secondary
institutions in the country. Whether it is the Elders' Council, our Aboriginal mandate,
the large percentage of Aboriginal students, the highly qualified faculty, or our
extremely helpful support staff, NVIT offers learners a post-secondary experience that will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen education or career path.
As we enter into the 2015/16 Academic year, NVIT is excited to be embarking on a
significant capital project. NVIT’s new trades building will commence construction
in April 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. We are very
excited to be able to deliver trades training at our campus in Merritt.
Whether you choose to join us at our Merritt or Vancouver campuses, or pursue your education through NVIT in your home community, we are committed to providing you with the best instruction in a learner-centred environment dedicated to student success.
Representing over 50% of BC's First Nation’s communities, NVIT continues to welcome a record number of students to NVIT. Now serving approximately over 1400 learners, we continue to experience growth in both programming and student population. Transferability of courses and programs continues to be a priority for NVIT. Providing students with the opportunity to study at NVIT prior to transferring to university saves our students both time and money. NVIT continues to work with colleges and universities in British Columbia and across Canada to enhance our transferability arrangements to ensure a seamless transition for our students.
NVIT's mandate is to serve Aboriginal students and communities. Please feel free to contact us for a guided tour of one of our campuses, or contact an academic planner to help you get started at BC's Aboriginal Public Post-Secondary Institute.
For more news, information, and updates on NVIT, I invite you to visit our website and www.nvit.ca and follow us on twitter @NVIT83.
I look forward to welcoming you to the NVIT family!