The Institute's mission through Kitamaat Valley Education Society (KVES) is the commitment to "provide efficient training opportunities that meet Academic, Industry and Institutional training needs."
Our vision is a "self-sustaining organization, a leader in training and education, and a partner of choice for individuals, industries and institutions in developing qualified people."
Our Board of Directors
Jason Majore and Brenda Duncan, Haisla Nation
Julie Bouchard and Patrice Bergeron, Rio Tinto
Rob Goffinet, Community Member
In 2006 Haisla Nation and Rio Tinto invested in a business partnership. In 2010 the institute became recognized as a Society with the goal to a be self-sustaining, non-profit institution.
WHAT WE DO @ kvi cAMPUS
Public courses are scheduled and we are committed to running classes to fit your schedule.
Other educational services include proctoring exams, student records, referral, career counselling & assessments.
Host your next meeting or special event at our campus
We assist all employers, large or small with their manpower needs with proven skilled candidates.
Audiometric, Drug & Alcohol Collection Site, Respirator Fit Test and Functional Assessments services.
OUR LOGO & MEANING
The ge l"wa, which means 'canoe', is an historical symbol for the Haisla people. In earlier times the canoe was used for transportation during hunting, fishing and visiting.
The mountains across from the Kitamaat Village had the outline of a ge l"wa bottom that was used as a marker. When the sun was setting on the ge l"wa the Haisla knew that the oolican were coming.
The geejwah (sun) is now the symbol of light of knowledge.