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 top 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.
Whether you choose to join us at our Merritt or Vancouver campuses, or whether you choose to pursue your education in your home community, or online through one of our continuous enrolment courses, NVIT is committed to providing you withe the best instruction in a learner-centred environment dedicated to student success.
Representing two-thirds of BC's First Nation communities, NVIT continues to welcome a record number of students to NVIT. Now serving approximately 1500 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 Post Secondary Institute. For more news, information, and updates on NVIT I invite you to visit our website and watch for my Blog at www.nvit.ca
I look forward to welcoming you to the NVIT family!