Nechako Region Continuing Education

Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Course
Aboriginal Cultural Competency

Gain a deeper understanding of the Carrier people in this informative, interactive workshop.

$55

Fort St. James
Oct 11, Nov 29
9:00am–3:00pm

Vanderhoof
Sep 20, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 13
9:00am–3:00pm

Archaeology of the BC Interior and Fort St James

BC’s interior has a rich archaeological history spanning thousands of years. This presentation will be participant-driven and will focus on topics you would like to learn more about.

$79

Fort St. James
Nov 22 & 29
6:30 – 9:30pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. During this interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Delivered by Canadian Mental Health Association, PG Branch.

$295

Vanderhoof
Oct 20 & 21
8:30am–4:30pm

Babysitter’s Training - Redcross

Learn basic child care, accident prevention, first aid and how to handle emergency situations and receive a certificate upon successful completion. This program is based on the Red Cross Youth Society curriculum. Students are required to bring pencil, baby doll, bottle, baby clothing and a nutritious bag lunch to class. For youth 11 years old and older.

$80

Fort St. James
Oct 20, Dec 2
9:00am–3:30pm

Vanderhoof
Oct 21, Nov 24
9:00am–3:30pm

Basic Knife Skills for the Home Chef

Develop your knife skills and be a better slicer and dicer! Students are encouraged to bring their favorite kitchen knife.

$63

Fort St. James
Nov 8
6:30 –9:30pm

BOOK 101 – Fundamentals of Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Certificate – Digital Delivery

Introduction to the bookkeeping profession with a focus on theory and practical applications. Must be accepted into the Bookkeeping Certificate program. Textbook required: Basic Bookkeeping: An Office Simulation.

$400

Fort St. James
Please call for detailed schedule

Vanderhoof
Please call for detailed schedule

Building Service Worker – Basic Commercial Cleaning (Level I) & Hard Floor Care (Level 2)

Start with an introduction to the skills required to work in the building service custodial field and advance to learning the latest techniques in maintaining and refinishing hard floors. Includes theory and hands-on.

$788

Fort St. James
Oct 2 - 6
8:30am – 4:30pm

Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

The introductory firearm safety course is intended for all firearm users. There will be both written and practical examinations. Photo ID is required and students must by 18 years of age or older. Textbook and full attendance required.

$195

Fort St. James
Oct 14 & 15, Dec 2 & 3
8:00am - 5:00pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 16 & 17, Oct 28 & 29, Nov 25 & 26
8:00am – 5:00pm

Customer Service & Cashier Training

Looking for entry-level employment opportunities in retail? Learn about customer relations and how to run a basic cash register in this hands-on workshop.

$178

Fort St. James
Oct 26 & 27
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Oct 11 & 12
9:00am – 4:00pm

Computer Literacy

Start with the basics! This course includes turning on the computer, navigating the keyboard, communicating by email and an overview of Microsoft Office 2013.

$202

Fort St. James
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Vanderhoof
Sept 26 & Oct 5
9:00am – 12:00pm

Confined Space

This course provides theory based training on hazard recognition and control, conducting hazard assessments, roles and responsibilities, planning, training requirements, personal protective and rescue equipment, record keeping and evaluation.

$107

Fort St. James
Oct 30
8:30am – 12:30pm

CORE Hunter Training

Course required to obtain a BC hunting license. Participants must read the CORE manual prior to course start date. A licensing fee payable to the BC Wildlife Federation must accompany registration paperwork for successful applicants.

$200

Fort St. James
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Vanderhoof
Sept 22
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sept 23 & 30
8:30am – 4:30pm

Exam: TBA

Email Etiquette, Prioritizing and Networking

Email is a convenient and effective medium to conduct business communication. Make sure your emails are working for you!

$115

Fort St. James
Nov 17
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 27
9:00am – 4:00pm

Exploring Social Media

Explore the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn how to set up and use your accounts. We’ll cover privacy settings, best practices and many tips for efficiency. Course designed for confident, intermediate computer users.

$115

Fort St. James
Nov 30
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Nov 14
9:00am – 4:00pm

Fall Protection & Ladder Safety

This course provides theory based training on hazard recognition and control, conducting hazard assessments, roles and responsibilities, planning, training requirements, personal protective and rescue equipment, record keeping and evaluation.

$107

Fort St. James
Oct 30
1:00pm – 5:00pm

FoodSafe Level 1

All food service establishments and non-profit organizations that sell food must have a minimum of one employee with FoodSafe certification on duty at all times. Five-year certification is issued upon successful completion.

$130

Fort St. James
Sept 16, Nov 24
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Aug 26, Sept 30, Nov 4, Dec 2
9:00am – 4:00pm

Forklift for the New Operator

Learn how to safely maintain and operate a forklift under the direction of a certified trainer.

$337

Fort St. James
Oct 16 &17
8:30am – 4:30pm

Healthy Aging

What is healthy aging? This 6-week course introduces the Wellness Wheel and helps us to define our purpose for aging well. You will create an individual wellness plan to implement.

$220

Vanderhoof
Sept 21 - Oct 26
7:00pm – 8:30pm

How to Navigate the Internet & Create Files on Your Desktop

In this interactive course you’ll learn about using plug ins, opening, saving and transferring data on your Flash Drive safely. You’ll need an existing email account, list of contact email accounts for work.

$115

Fort St. James
Dec 5
9:00am – 4:00pm

Improving the Workplace through Performance Management

Having engaged employees is a key element to success in business. Learn how to motivate your employees through an effective performance review process and watch your organization really start to perform!

$230

Fort St. James
Oct 27
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 29
8:30am – 4:30pm

Invitation to Meet Our Community Forest

Ever wonder what the Vanderhoof Community Forest is all about? Join a retired forester/nature enthusiast on a day tour of your Community Forest. Learn how it is to be managed as we tour harvested sites from clear cut to established forest. Enjoy your lunch at one of our beautiful rec sites followed by a guided hike to explore local flora and fauna.

Cost: Call for more information

Vanderhoof
Oct 14
10:00am – 3:00pm

Leading Effective Meetings

Learn the dynamics, decisions and facilitation processes that lead to effective meetings.

$230

Fort St. James
Nov 6
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Oct 26
8:30am – 4:30pm

Leading with Your Strengths

Strengths-based leadership is knowing what your strengths are and how to use them to your advantage in the workplace and in life.

$143

Fort St. James
Sept 22
1:30pm – 5:30pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 22
8:30am – 12:00pm

Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Workplace conflict comes with a huge price tag. Using strengths deployment inventories, discover the key causes of conflict in the workplace and the strategies leaders can implement to deal with them. Requires 2 online assessments.)

$230

Fort St. James
Nov 27
1:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Nov 28
8:30am – 4:30pm

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Today’s workforces contain three generations – baby boomers, Gen X and millennials. Learn some tools to manage the varying needs of different generations and develop strategies that work for you.

$230

Fort St. James
Oct 19
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Oct 20
9:00am – 4:00pm

Management Skills for Supervisors

MSS Part 1: Interpersonal Communications and conflict Resolutions, MSS Part 2: Group Decision Making and Problem Solving, MSS Part 3: Self-Management and Leadership Skill Development.

$580 each

Fort St. James
Please call for detailed schedule

Vanderhoof
Please call for detailed schedule

Meditation

Evidence suggests that meditation can make you healthier and happier. Discover the many benefits as you learn and practice the 3 phases of meditation: centering, becoming still and going within.

$100

Vanderhoof
Nov 2 - Nov 23
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Mental Health First Aid for Youth (MHFA-Y)

Offered in cooperation with the Canadian Mental Health Association, PG Branch, participants learn how to provide initial help to people showing signs of a mental health problem. Topics include: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, deliberate self injury, eating disorders and substance use disorder. For adults who interact with youth.

$215

Vanderhoof
Nov 24 & 25
8:30am – 4:30pm

Mental Health Works

This workshop will help managers notice when employees are struggling, with mental health issues and give them the tools they need to support employees to stay productive at work.

$250

Fort St. James
Nov 17
9:00am – 4:00pm

Mentoring & Coaching in the Workplace

Understand what it takes to master coaching conversations with employees and move them to higher performance. How well you coach is directly related to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees through understanding them, strategic goal setting & your ability to listen.

$230

Fort St. James
Dec 4
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Dec 5
8:30am – 4:30pm

Minute Taking 101

Minute taking requires excellent skills in listening, writing and communicating. Learn the tips required to become a good minute taker.

$115

Fort St. James
Oct 24
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Oct 17
9:00am – 4:00pm

Occupational First Aid - Level 1

WorkSafe BC First Aid Safety Training. Two-year certification upon successful completion of a written exam and practical evaluation by the instructor. Must be 16 years of age. Photo ID required.

Cost: TBD

Fort St. James
Sept 28, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 8
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 12, Oct 17, Nov 10, Dec 7, Apr 24, May 9, Jun 7
8:30am–4:30pm

Occupational First Aid – Transportation Endorsement

Learn how to secure and transport injured/ill workers to medical aid. These skills are necessary if the worksite is more than twenty minutes form medical aid. Certificate valid for 2 years. Prerequisite: OFA Level 1.

Cost: TBD

Fort St. James
Sept 29, Nov 23
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Sep 13
8:30am – 4:30pm

Project Management Basics

This workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

$305

Fort St. James
Oct 12 & 13
8:30am – 4:30pm

Vanderhoof
Nov 7 & 8
8:30am–4:30pm

Public Speaking

Learn techniques to help you feel comfortable speaking in public. Create an outline, organize your ideas, overcome nervousness, deliver a polished, professional speech and handle questions and comments effectively.

$115

Fort St. James
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Vanderhoof
Oct 31 & Nov 2
9:00am - 12:00pm

Responding with Respect

Front line staff sometimes encounter clients who may be experiencing distress. Learn how to recognize and respond to those who may be experiencing a mental health problem. Offered in cooperation with the Canadian Mental Health Association, PG Branch.

$115

Fort St. James
Nov 2
1:00pm - 4:00pm

safeTALK

SafeTAlk is alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize invitations for help and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Offered in cooperation with Canadian Mental Health Association, PG Branch.

$65

Vanderhoof
Oct 16
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Samosa Night

Learn the art of making the perfect samosa. Fun, informative and hands-on!

$71

Fort St. James
Nov 7
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR-C) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

$234

Vanderhoof
Aug 24 & 25
8:30am – 5:30pm

Stock, Soup and Bannock Making

Master the art of creating basic stocks, soups and baked bannock.

$87

Fort St. James
Oct 16 & 18
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Tastes of India

Learn to make authentic Butter Chicken, Roti and Vegetable Pakoras, then share your creations! Don’t forget containers for your leftovers!

$84

Fort St. James
Oct 24
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Tastes of the Middle East

Looking to put an exotic spin on your everyday meals? Join Fatima Hatameleh to learn how to cook the simple, exotic and vibrant cuisine of the Middle East. You will be greeted with Arabic coffee and music upon arrival.

$133

Fort St. James
Oct 24
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Technical and Report Writing

Make your business communications more effective! Course will include practical writing assignments.

$173

Fort St. James
Nov 7 - 30
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Telephone Techniques

Customers expect a courteous, helpful response when they call your organization. Review the main factors of telephone etiquette which include manners and efficiency.

$60

Vanderhoof
Oct 19

WorldHost

Improve your business by improving your customer service! Participants will receive a certificate and pin from Tourism BC and leave with practical tips that work!

$115

Fort St. James
Nov 1
9:00am – 4:00pm

Vanderhoof
Sept 8
9:00am – 4:00pm

Writing for Self-Development

Develop a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself and your world. Learn various journaling techniques, writing prompts, and practices that can deepen your self-awareness, help you to de-stress, and live a more peaceful, content life. Supply fee of $15 extra.

$95

Vanderhoof
Sept 23
9:00am – 3:00pm