Currently Happening – Training

Please find attached the program outline to be distributed to the students.  We will be at NPSS for the intake session with our registration forms in the afternoon of February 23, 2017.  Students must have a social insurance number and status card number (if status) to participate.  See attached link for accepted ID for the learners test.  youth-driver-training-program-outlilne_hopkins-2017


Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great weekend.

Hi everyone, we also have the Intro to Class One Driver Program that will start up at the same time as the Home Maintenance Program.  These students will be in the same pre-college prep program at NENAS that starts on Feb 20/17.  Please see the attached info from Margrit Carter.

This project will:

Provide work experience as an entry level position to industry partners upon meeting the training requirements of the company there may be Class ! Driver Training and Airbrakes this course is available to a maximum of 6 students.


Program Summary:

The first 3 weeks (Feb 20-Mar 10) will be at NENAS in our pre-college prep program. 


Students will receive 3 weeks of training accompanying a 12 week work experience. Students will be taken on an individual bases and be trained under a seasoned mentor by trucking industry partners in the program.


Pre-employment –candidates must attend the NENAS Job Readiness session prior to application of this position. All skills required by the company will be addressed in this period and Fit for work Testing.



Upon successful completion of the training on site

The candidates will test at ICBC office for an airbrakes part endorsement and a Class 1 learner’s license.



Attendance will be recorded during all phases and a condition of continued funding.


Company orientations by each of the trucking industry partners this is your opportunity to inform company of your expectations.


Interviews by the partners for potential employment



12 Weeks of work experience, Participants will be on job sites in the field, swamping and learning to operate the various equipment. During this work experience time the client will be evaluated for readiness to take the professional driver training dependent on attendance, work performance and skills demonstrated.


When the employer sees that the client is ready, the client will be scheduled for two weeks of professional driver training at Safety First Professional driver Training, (this will need to be coordinated with Safety First Professional Driver Training schedule). The schedule will be Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM for two weeks.

Safety ticket provider Professional Driver Training provider and daily schedule are subject to change based on availability and unforeseen circumstances.


Hi everyone, just a heads up on this program.  It is the Home Maintenance Program (which is a condensed version of the Building Maintenance Program offered by NLC).  The start date is coming up soon.  This program is an exploratory program and would suit people that have an interest in housing maintenance as a career and will carry on directly to employment.  This is an exploratory program that introduces housing maintenance such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, drywall etc.


The out of town students would stay at the NLC dorms for the duration of the program, which is 11 weeks total.  The first 3 weeks (Feb 20-Mar 10) will be at NENAS in our pre-college prep program.  After they complete that program, they move on to the college for the remaining 8 weeks. We will cover the cost of tuition, accommodations, and meals.  I am waiting on the course outline and poster to advertise.


NENAS is also partnering with local contractors to secure employment for the students upon completion.  Please forward this information to anyone interested.

Please see attached poster.  zedi-eagle-final_2017-003


The Oil & Gas Operations course is offered through Northern Lights College. If you know of anyone interested, and they have the college prerequisites, please have them contact Margaret Manley (250-785-0887) at our NENAS main office to apply for funding.


This course starts on Feb 6, 2017 and finishes June 9, 2017.  We acknowledge that this is short notice, but this program will be offered again in September 2017 and with the added college prep course with NENAS.  Upon completion, Zedi will assist the successful students with job placements.

FYI – this is to be posted on our face book page:


NENAS Community and Special Projects are extremely busy (which is spectacular).  Stay tuned for upcoming projects.  We will post the advertisements as soon as possible.  For example, we are working on the

  • Building Maintenance Program,
  • Class One Driving Program,
  • Oilfield Maintenance Program,
  • Health Care Assistant Program,
  • Early Childhood Education Program, and
  • High School Driver Program.


These are all in the planning stages and we will be conducting interviews and intakes very soon.  To get your name on one of the interest lists, please contact our reception at 250-785-0887 (toll free 1-855-785-0887) or Shannon Morrow or Margrit Carter or Carol Paynter.  Just leave your name and contact info and what program you are interested in.  We will follow up with you to discuss eligibility requirements.