The Native Education College has been operated by the(NEC) Native Education College, a non-profit society with an Aboriginal Board of Directors, since 1985. The college is a private post-secondary educational institute registered and accredited with the Private Post Secondary Education Commission of BC. Post-secondary programs receive credit through an affiliation with Vancouver Community College and partnerships with public colleges, universities and institutes throughout BC.
The Native Education College offers programming for Aboriginal adults from the basic literacy level to certificates and diplomas with university transfer. All of the programs follow an Aboriginal curriculum, which includes Aboriginal content, methods of communication and cultural values.
Programs prepare students to continue their education or to work in Aboriginal organizations as well as the mainstream community.
Programs offered at the Native Education College include:
-Aboriginal Adult Basic EducationCollege Connections Applied Business Technology Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Trades Training
Aboriginal Resident Care
Family & Community Counselling Basic Early Childhood Education Aboriginal Justice Studies Aboriginal Tourism Operations Aboriginal Tourism Management Aboriginal Land Stewardship Learning Futures/Educational Planning Workshops
First Host Workshops
The Native Education College is honoured to work with students from the urban Aboriginal community who have links to nations across BC and Canada.
The Mission of the Urban Native Indian Education Society is:
A culturally appropriate and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal learners, within available resources. Aboriginal learners are defined as: Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal people that want to pursue life long learning.
In pursuit of this Mission the Native Education College will bring about the following results:
1) Learners will experience a learning environment that respects and reflects the diversity of Aboriginal culture.
2) Learners get the support they need to achieve their educational goals, in support of their individual cultural values, traditional knowledge and protocols.
3) a) Learners are prepared for meaningful roles in Aboriginal communities and society in general. b) Graduates are prepared for employment or go on to further their education.
c) Graduates receive recognition in the form of a certificate, diploma or degree.
4) There is an informed respectful working relationship amongst Aboriginal groups.
5) The public is better informed on Aboriginal educational issues.
NEC Native Education College is a First Nations organization
No. of Schools: 1
No. of jobs currently in ECN: 3
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