Forwarded from Mitch Krupp:
I wanted to let you all know about a new First Nations GIS Certificate program that is being offered at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm. The course tuition ($7,600) will be covered by FNTC through its Project Raven initiative (funded by HRSDC). The full time course starts in January and runs for 20 weeks. This is a very exciting program and as far as we know will be the first of its kind.
The program is based on the very successful GIS Certificate that has been running at the College for many years but has been modified to more directly address GIS as it is used by First Nations. A person needs to be First Nations to apply but doesn’t have to be working for a band.
The course has come about through a joint effort by FNTC and Okanagan College and the hope is that it will become a long running program with many years of success down the road.
I would appreciate it very much if you could forward this [email] on to anyone you think may be interested, to both potential students as well as potential employers that may be interested in hiring (and/or sponsoring) a graduate of the program. Enrolment is limited to 14 students on a first come first serve basis so the sooner people apply the better their chances will be of getting a seat.
Best regards and thanks!
If you would like more information have a look at the GIS Certificate Program Poster.