Our Mission

 

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 Tony Brady - Haisla Nation

  • 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 be a self-sustaining, non-profit institution. 

 

Meet Our Team

Tanya Rexin

President & CEO

trexin@kves.ca

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Brent Sunshine

Education Manager

bsunshine@kves.ca

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Jennifer Lewis

Business Services Manager

jlewis@kves.ca

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Michael Hannon

HR Coordinator

mhannon@kves.ca

 

OUR CAMPUS

WHAT WE DO at kvi cAMPUS

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Public courses are scheduled and we are committed to running classes to fit your schedule.

Other educational services include proctoring exams, student records, referrals and assessments.

Contact Brent Sunshine: bsunshine@kves.ca (250) 639-9199 Ext. 223

BUSINESS CENTRE

Host your next meeting or special event at our campus.

Call: (250) 639-9199

RECRUITMENT AGENCY

We assist all employers, large or small with their manpower needs with proven skilled candidates.

Contact Mike Hannon: mhannon@kves.ca

(250) 639-9199 Ext. 228

OCCUPATIONAL TESTING

Located down town Kitimat, KVI Safety offers Audio-Metric testing, Drug and Alcohol testing, and Respirator Fit testing.

Contact Angela Young: ayoung@kves.ca (778) 631-2091

Please Note: KVI Safety is located at 325 City Centre

 

ARTIST: Lyle Wilson

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.