Training Opportunity - PICFI Marine Training Programs

Friday, September 14, 2018

Please contact Susan Child or David Hanuse at the Kwakiutl Band Office if you are interested in taking these courses.  The KNDC will pay the tuition fees for interested parties based on your employment and/or career goals.   

These courses are required for employment in the fishing industry and for positions on tour/guide boats, small crew boats, and other.

Phone (250) 949-6012 ext 3167 – Susan

Phone (250) 949-6012 ext 3155 – David


Subject: Marine Training programs at NIC


North Island College is running Marine Training programs that may be of interest to people in your community or through your organization. We offer courses certified by Transport Canada, Industry Canada and Power Squadron (radio courses). These courses train participants for jobs in marine safety, operation, navigation, piloting, radio and construction/stability.


Courses offered in September and October 2018 include the following (click on the blue link to choose a course date and register):


Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS) One day course

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles of shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area. Upcoming dates:

MED-003  | Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |  1/$209

MED-003  | Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |  1/$209


Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime One day course

Radio operator certifications ensure proficiency in marine communication. The Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime (ROC-M) is mainly intended for pleasure boaters and certificates are issued by the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M). Upcoming dates:

NAU-016  | Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |  1/$150

NAU-016  | Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  |  1/$150


Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS) Four day course

In addition to topics covered by the Basic Safety (SDV-BS) course, this Transport Canada approved course enables you to learn safety-related skills associated with small boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. These skills include assisting passengers to survive an emergency, maintenance of safety equipment, and safety record keeping. Note: Bring a towel and bathing suit for pool exercises.

MED-032  | Monday, September 24 through Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  |  4/$690


Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course (SVOP) Four day course

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.

NAU-005 | Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm  |  4/$569


Simulated Electronic Navigation Ltd. (SEN-L)  *New course* Five day course

This course is designed to provide the student with a practical knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using Radar, Loran-C, GPS, Echo Sounder, a compass, and an Electronic Charting System. Each course participant must attend a minimum of 90% of lecture classes and 100% attendance is required during simulation exercises and evaluation. Participants must have prior training in topics such as basic Chart Work and Navigations Safety in order to have background knowledge required for the navigation of a vessel under simulated conditions.

NAU-030 | Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  |  1/$799


These courses are offered throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. Please visit the NIC website for Marine program details: