Free Marine Training Courses Offered

Nanwakolas Council has partnered with North Island College to offer a series of marine training courses at the college’s Campbell River campus. The courses are available for free to members of the six First Nations – including Wei Wai Kum – that form the Council. The following is a list of courses offered July 31 – Aug.

Foodsafe Level 1 (TFS 010)
Instructor: Joanne Watson
Saturday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Includes important food safety and worker safety information for the food service industry.

Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime (NAU 016)
Instructor: Dianna Hay
Mon, July 31, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Prepares you for the Department of Communications examination for the ROC-M.

Instructor: Clive Quigley
Saturday, August 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A comprehensive course on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

Marine Emergency Duties Small Passenger Vessel Safety (MED A2)
Instructor: Clive Quigley
Tues-Fri, August 8-11, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Covers basic safety skills associated with small boat operation and safety of passengers. Second day will include some training in McIvor Lake (towel and bathing suit required).

Intro to Aquaculture
Mon, August 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn about the field of aquaculture from NIC instructor and aquaculture expert Jesse Ronquillo.

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C (FAC-082)
Instructor: Kim Nutt
Tues-Wed, August 22-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry.

To apply for any of these courses, please contact:
Chris Roberts, Regional Economic Development Officer
Nanwakolas Council
250-286-7200 or

Or click here for an application form.