First Nations students get taste for trades at VIU

August 10, 2016

Students from Dehcho First Nations recently took part in a two-week Exploring the Trades program at Vancouver Island University. The trip, which is funded by Dehcho First Nations, includes campus tours and mini-courses in a variety of trades programs, along with excursions in and around Nanaimo, BC. “They get to come to a university and experience that and experience the city for a couple weeks,” said Doug Campbell, VIU’s Coordinator of Professional Development and Training. “They also get a sense of what it’s like to take courses here. Several are considering a post-secondary career now.”