Many First Nations in BC are working to develop and expand their communication’s function as an essential part of Nation building and to further their Nation’s political, operational, and social objectives. Foundations for Professional Communications (FAPC), an offering from the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), is designed to introduce adults working for First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations to a wide array of fundamental communications skills, including communications research, planning and evaluation, internal communications, branding, media relations, and community engagement – all from an Indigenous perspective.
FAPC will be running from January 23rd – March 22nd 2024. The course will begin with four days of in-person learning (Jan 23-26) at NVIT’s Burnaby campus and will move to one virtual session each week for the remainder of time.
This course is offered at no-cost to participants.
This course is accredited. Students who successfully complete the Foundations for Professional Communications course will receive credit for an accredited and transferable post-secondary course.
To be eligible for this course, you must:
- Be Indigenous
- Be working as a communicator or performing tasks of a communicator
- Be new to your role
- Have completed an English 12 or similar level course (ENGL 060 or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12).
- Have Manager (ie. CAO, supervisor) approval in the form of an email or phone call.
If you are interested in taking the course, please reach out to email@example.com with the following information:
- Your current role and organization/Nation
- Your level of experience in communications (number of years working in a comms role or performing comms tasks)
- Confirmation of your availability to participate in one week of in-person learning from January 23rd – 26th, 2024.
- Confirmation of your ability to provide a transcript that shows your English 12 level credential.