The Coastal Training Centre, formerly the First Nations Training & Development Centre has been in existence since 1997. We provide workforce and Industry Training. Also Adult Dogwood and Career Development. We welcome anyone to the Centre.
When the North Coast Tribal Council was still operating they formed the North Coast Tribal Council (NCTC) Education Centre (1987) and started delivering short programs and upgrading programs. When the North Coast Tribal Council closed its doors to the public, consequently, the North Coast Tribal Council Education Centre was closed as well. The Metlakatla First Nation felt there would be a significant gap in First Nations education in the Prince Rupert area so they purchased the assets of the NCTC Education Centre, changed the name to the First Nations Training & Development Centre and started delivering programs. Recently, the name of the Centre was changed to the Coastal Training Centre. The Centre is owned and operated by the Metlakatla Development Corporation and is governed by the corporation’s Board of Directors. The Centre is located in the community of Prince Rupert and all programs that are delivered at the Centre are available to anyone who wishes to attend them, regardless of whether or not they are First Nations.
The Coastal Training Centre brokers accredited education programs from various public and private education institutions and delivers these programs to people in the Prince Rupert area. Many of the Centre’s past students have attained employment in Prince Rupert and within First Nation communities in the area.
Examples of some of the programs offered through the Centre are as follows:
} Aboriginal Tourism Management Diploma program
} Family & Community Counseling program
} Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program
} First Nations Public Administration program
} Aboriginal Leadership
} Adult Graduation Dogwood
} Business Skills training
} College Preparation and Management Skill Programs
Recently we completed the Third Pathways 2 Success Program