NVIATS - Course Schedule

Friday, February 8, 2019

North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS) is an Aboriginal training organization that operates under the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), which is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The ASETS program provides funding to support the costs of programs, services and other activities undertaken to increase the participation of Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian labour market. NVIATS is a great resource for job training, job searching and and to further your special skill sets. 


North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society

113-8950 Granville Street

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

P 250-949-3029

F 250-949-5964




February Schedule:


13th – Drivers Theory 9a-4p

14th - Drivers Theory 9a-4p

15th - Scholarship Opportunity Info - 11am, light lunch provided

19th - Food Safe 9a-4p

27th – WHMIS 1p-4p 

28th – Serving it Right 9a-4p


March Schedule:

5th - Drivers Theory 9a-4p

6th - Drivers Theory 9a-4p

7th - Serving it Right 9a-4p

27th - WHMIS 1p-4p

28th – Food Safe 9a-4p


Driver Theory: Drivers theory has been designed to help members get their learners license. It is a two-day course. We help learn the Learners Book in a different way as well as pay for the exam and licensing fees.

Day 1:  We got over the L book together, along with a game or two,  flash cards of signs and doing an online test as a class, then students are set up with computers to do the online test their selves to test their knowledge and see if there is more we need to go over.

Day 2: We begin with going over the online test a couple times, doing flash cards of road signs. Once students have achieves 90% a couple times on the online test we bring students to ICBC to take their learner's test. We pay for the test as well for the licensing once the test is completed.


Serving It Right: Serving It Right is British Columbia's mandatory course to teach people about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol. This certification is ideal for anyone wanting to become a server, work in a liquor store, host events like weddings or dances where liquor is being sold.  During this course, we read out the manual, play a couple games to really take in what we are learning and have class discussions around the information so that it really sinks in. Typically this is a 9am-4pm course.


WHMIS: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is usually about a 3.5hr course. We typically don’t talk too much about the course, as each student does need to listen to all of the videos online before they can take the exam. We are present and available during the exam to assist if needed.


Food Safe: Food safe is VIHA approved course, that runs one full day from 9am – about 4pm. The facilitator reads through the book and goes over the videos in the course material provided by VIHA. This certification is needed to work in restaurants as cooks and prep cooks. As well for community members who like to cater. 



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