STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIANS TRAINING PROGRAM
A collaborative program with Vancouver Island University, the Stewardship Technicians Training Program (STTP) provides applied stewardship training for First Nations throughout BC’s Central and North Coast and Haida Gwaii.
Drawing upon the skills and knowledge of local community members, the program offers regionally relevant professional development opportunities for First Nations communities, and the tangible skills required to work in the growing field of resource stewardship.
STTP supports those interested in or already working as Coastal Guardian Watchmen, fisheries technicians, heritage surveyors, environmental monitors and other resource management field positions. Instructors with extensive field knowledge teach in the classroom and the field, and our Training Coordinators are present throughout the program to provide additional support for students.
A one-year pilot program was offered in 2013- 2014. In 2015, the two-year STTP commenced. Cohort 1 completed their training in March 2017, Cohort 2 in March 2018 and Cohort 3 in April 2019. In total, 52 students have completed the program.
This is the final year of the Coastal First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program.
This program has been made possible through the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and the in-kind support of the Tula Foundation.