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Vancouver Island University carpentry students at the Cowichan campus learn skills on-site while building homes for the Malahat Nation.

Building Homes for a Nation

August 29, 2019

Malahat Nation is putting into action the “if you build it, they will come” concept through a partnership with Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) carpentry program. Since 2014, when George Harry Jr., Malahat Nation Chief, was a Foundations Carpentry student at VIU’s Cowichan campus, the university has partnered with Malahat Nation to build affordable housing on their land while offering... Read more


VIU's Refrigeration Mechanic Program Takes Training to the Next Level

April 4, 2018

University brings Level 3 training to Island for the first time A new offering in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Mechanic (RACM) program is saving students thousands of dollars in travel and living costs and leading to better job opportunities. The program, which trains students to install, service and troubleshoot all aspects of residential, commercial and... Read more


Trade Students Show off Skills at National Competition

January 8, 2018

Culinary Management Diploma student Amanda Rizzo and Hairdressing student Leesy Ferguson got to show off how good they are with a whisk and a pair of scissors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg. To get that far, the two students had to outperform dozens of the province’s best students at the Skills BC competition, held at the Abbotsford Tradex in April 2017. During... Read more


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