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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