Native Education College
NEC acknowledges the traditional territories of the Four Nations in the Greater Vancouver Area: Musqueam Nation, Squamish Nation, Tsawwassen Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The NEC is an effective and efficient institution committed to continuous improvement and excellence and its board, management and staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant education, training and personal growth for Indigenous learners.
The Native Education College is the college of choice for Indigenous learners who chose Indigenous cultural supports for the realization of their education and career goals.
The NEC Native Education College provides a culturally appropriate and supportive learning environment for Indigenous learners, within available resources. Non-Indigenous learners are welcome.
- Diversity We recognize that while we are all Indigenous people, we come from many nations. We celebrate the diversity of our ways as a source of strength within our nations. Thus in diversity we find unity.
- Respect We recognize that nothing is barred from consideration as long as it does not intrude into the lives of others. From our unity arises our respect for Mother Earth, upon which we all depend, our respect for the ways and opinion of others, even if we do not share those ways or opinions. In respecting others, we respect ourselves; our capacity to appreciate each other as we are, and our resolve not to see our ways compromised.
- Gratitude From our unity arises our responsibility to our present generation and generations yet unborn and our gratitude to the generations that have come before us.
- Understanding We will rely on example and persuasion rather than authority and force when change is considered. We are determined to explore the limits of our understanding.
- Accountability We all have a role to perform that is an extension of a grand design. As adults we share freedom of choice and freedom of action and thus we also have the responsibility to accept the results of our choices and actions.
This plan was completed through a series of engagement and planning sessions with leadership, learners, staff, management, and board of directors between March 2016 to September 2016. We are proud of this engagement that resulted in a high quality plan that sets an example for our future plans.
Goals & Objectives
Goal 1 - Confident and Successful Graduates
Objective 1a: First Choice for Indigenous Learners
Objective 1b: Enhance Indigeneity
Objective 1c: Flourishing Learners
Goal 2 - Empowered Employees
Objective 2a: Increased Efficiency
Objective 2b: Enhanced Communications
Goal 3 - Successful Partnerships
Goal 4 - Financial Sustainability
Download a copy of our Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022
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