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.
Applications are now closed for the Stewardship Technicians Training Program.
Participants in the one-year pilot STTP received their training in 2013 and 2014, finishing with a graduation in Port Hardy in February 2014.
Cohort 1 of the two-year STTP completed their training in March 2017 and Cohort 2 completed their training March 2018. Click here for Cohort 1 & 2 program information and course descriptions.
Cohort 3 began their training in November 2017. We are currently seeking funding for their second year of programming, which is planned for September 2018 to March 2019. Click here for Cohort 3 program information and course descriptions.
This program is made possible through the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and the in-kind support of the Tula Foundation.