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2019 Graduation Awards - Deadline for Submission is July 14, 2019
July 11, 2019

The 2019 Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award application deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 14, 2019 at midnight PST.  Any applications submitted incomplete or past the deadline date will NOT be considered. Please read the package carefully before starting your application. Applications can be downloaded here.   2019 NEC Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award List: Andre Dufour Bursary  This award is named after André Dufour, an...

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2019 Alumni Award Recipients Announced
July 11, 2019

2019 NEC Alumni Award Recipients   Michelle Stoney, 2018 Academic Achievement This award recognizes the accomplishments achieved by an NEC Alumni member who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance from the most recent year of the program. David Kirk, George Manuel Educational Excellence Award This award is named after George Manuel, the influential Grand Chief who made a significant difference in how Indigenous...

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2019 Alumni Honouring Feast
April 10, 2019

April 9, 2019 Save the Date - Native Education College, 8th Annual Alumni Honouring Feast!   Join us to celebrate NEC Alumni Achievements at the Musqueam Community Centre | 6735 Salish Drive | Vancouver, BC.   This year's gala is on July 5, 2019 at 5:30pm, tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. NEC Alumni Awards 2018 Academic Achievement George Manuel Educational Excellence...

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2019 Alumni Award Nominations Now Open
January 29, 2019

NEC first started as one classroom located on Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, BC. Ray Collins, the founder of NEC, realized it was difficult for Indigenous people to find a job when they first moved to the city from their small rural First Nation community. He identified the main reasons were due to a lack of training or essential skills....

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NEC partners with Paladin Security
January 15, 2019

Paladin Security & Native Education College have teamed up to create an Employment Training Partnership designed to give you the skills you need to start working in the security sector.  The program starts February 5th to March 29, 2019, with convenient evening classes that allow you to focus on obtaining a new career with your current work schedule. For more information...

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2018 Graduation Awards - Deadline for Submission is July 8, 2018
June 14, 2018

The 2018 Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award application deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 8, 2018 at midnight PST.  Any applications submitted incomplete or past the deadline date will NOT be considered.Please read the package carefully before starting your application.Applications can be downloaded here.2018 NEC Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award List: Andre Dufour Bursary This award is named after André Dufour an advocate for Indigenous education....

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Another Exciting Partnership with Vancity Savings
May 24, 2018

NEC is also excited to announce another new partnership with Vancity Savings! Vancity has been a long-time supporter of the Native Education College and now they will also be providing training, internships, and employment through our Essential Skills for Indigenous Business program. Through this partnership, ESIB students are provided with job shadowing, mock interviews, paid training and permanent employment opportunities...

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Deadline to Apply for NEC Society Membership May 31, 2018
May 23, 2018

Are you interested in helping Indigenous learner’s access quality educational opportunities to reach their full potential? Do you want to contribute your time, expertise, or influence? If so, become a member of NEC’s Non-Profit Society. We are always seeking new members who want to support and promote educational opportunities for Indigenous learners. Membership Benefits Members represent the diversity of Indigenous people...

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2018 Alumni Award Recipients Announced
April 10, 2018

2018 NEC Alumni Award Recipients   Jeanine Petel, 2017 Academic Achievement This award recognizes the accomplishments achieved by an NEC Alumni member who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance from the most recent year of the program.   Lyle Dixon, George Manuel Educational Excellence Award This award is named after George Manuel, the influential Grand Chief who made a significant difference in...

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7th Annual Alumni Honouring Feast
April 6, 2018

2018 Alumni Honouring Feast Join us for a fun filled evening on April 26, 2018 to celebrate NEC Alumni Achievements at the Annual Honouring Feast. This year's event is held at the Musqueam Community Centre at 6pm.  You can purchase tickets at Eventbrite.     2018 NEC Alumni Award Recipients 2017 Academic Achievement - Jeanine Petel This award recognizes the accomplishments achieved by...

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Transforming Trauma Traditionally
March 7, 2018

NEC is proud to announce that we will be offering 5 free workshops that focus on healing trauma traditionally as a solution to substance abuse and addiction. These workshops will focus on traditional methods for trauma and pain management. This project will promote the need for Aboriginal people to uncover, explore and resolve the effects of trauma and loss of...

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2018 Call for Alumni Nominations
January 25, 2018

Since evolving from a federal government project in 1967, NEC embarks on a significant milestone of 50th years in helping Indigenous people pursue higher education and getting employed in their chosen profession. It first started as one classroom located on Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, BC. Ray Collins, the founder of NEC, realized it was difficult for Indigenous people to...

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NEC Opens a Cultural Gathering Space
December 5, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have opened a cultural gathering space for students and faculty here at our main campus.  The beautiful altar was hand carved by Enoch Garvan.  We were also honoured to have Les George and his son Kalup George from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation open the ceremony with a prayer and performance.   We opened the gathering...

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BC's Tuition-Waiver Program Announced
October 15, 2017

BC's tuition-waiver program allows more youth aging out of care to access post-secondary education. For more information on this program call Financial Aid at (604) 873-3772 Ext. 313 or email lrehlau@necvancouver.org  

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NEC Celebrates 50 Years
September 13, 2017

Media Release September 13, 2017   VANCOUVER COLLEGE CELEBRATES GROWTH IN INDIGENOUS SELF-DETERMINATION Vancouver’s Native Education College Turns 50     Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territory) – On September 28 the Native Education College will host a celebration of its 50th Anniversary at its campus in East Vancouver. Former staff, students and board members will be honoured and traditional drum groups will provide...

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2017 Alumni Award Recipients Announced
May 17, 2017

2017 NEC Alumni Award Recipients Jason Watt & Josephine O'Brien, 2016 Academic Achievement This award recognizes the accomplishments achieved by an NEC Alumni member who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance from the most recent year of the program.   Michelle Guerin, George Manuel Educational Excellence Award This award is named after George Manuel, the influential Grand Chief who made a significant...

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NEC & SFU Native Basketball Tournament
May 15, 2017

The NEC & SFU All Native Basketball Tournament continues to grow with interest from across the province. The Wellness Warriors program at Native Education College (NEC) held its first basketball tournament four years ago, in partnership with Musqueam Nation. Starting out with a minimum number of teams participating left others wanting to join. In 2014, NEC partnered with Simon Fraser...

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Students Complete Indigenous Youth Perspectives Program
April 3, 2017

Vancouver / Coast Salish Territory – Nine students, photographed with their instructor Amanda Lavallee (bottom row, far right), successfully completed the Indigenous Youth Perspectives Program last week. Students received entry-level certificates such as Serving It Right, Traffic Control, and Food Safe to help prepare them for employment opportunities in the hospitality or construction sectors. In addition to the entry-level certificates,...

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Call for Alumni Nominations
March 7, 2017

Since evolving from a federal government project in 1967, NEC embarks on a significant milestone of 50th years in helping Indigenous people pursue higher education and getting employed in their chosen profession. It first started as one classroom located on Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, BC. Ray Collins, the founder of NEC, realized it was difficult for Indigenous people to...

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NEC Offers New Technology Program
August 10, 2016

Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory, BC – With the growth of the technology sector, the Native Education College (NEC) has partnered with the Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA Testing) company to deliver a new certificate program targeting Aboriginal learners interested in entering the IT sector in BC. “Our location near 5th and Main Street in Mount Pleasant is near Hootsuite and other IT companies,”...

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