Post-Secondary Education And Training Opportunities At Home
The Ts̓zil Learning Centre provides excellent learning opportunities for the Líl̓wat Nation and neighbouring communities. Ts̓zil offers a variety of academic and vocational training opportunities designed to expand employment and career choices.
With a learning philosophy based in Líl̓wat cultural renewal, holistic learning, and personal growth, Ts̓zil Learning Centre provides an environment where all students can feel comfortable, safe and supported.
Please note that Ts̓zil will be closed for the month of July. However, Linda Epp, Education Coordinator, will be at Ts̓zil from Monday thru Wednesday each week and will take appointments on Wednesdays. Debra Parker, Employment Support Coordinator, will be in Monday thru Fridays during the month of July, and her office will be open.
Academic Upgrading Options
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
A high school upgrading program offered through Capilano University.
- University and College Entrance Program (UCEP)
A one-year academic upgrading program to prepare students for post-secondary academic coursework.
To apply for an Academic Upgrading program, please click here to download an application form.
Programs Delivered At Ts’zil
Over the years, Ts̓zil Learning Centre has offered both career and academic certificate courses including a two-year university credit certificate programs such as Líl̓wat Nation Language and Culture, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Courses like these are contingent on special funding. Ts̓zil will offer post-secondary options whenever possible. New courses will be posted here as they become available.
Current Post-Secondary Offerings At Ts’zil
Ts̓zil Learning Centre is currently offering the Business Fundamentals Certificate and the Líl̓wat Nation Language and Culture Certificate programs through Capitano University.
Programs Delivered At Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Members of the Líl̓wat Nation can apply for funding through the Ts̓zil Learning Centre for the Post- Secondary Student Support Program. Click to download the Líl̓wat Nation Post-Secondary Policy.
Useful Forms For Post-Secondary Students Seeking Funding
Employment And Training Options
$1.5 Million in New Training
In September 2015, Ts̓zil was awarded$1.5 million in new funding for two three-year training programs that have brought training, employment support and jobs to the Líl̓wat Nation. This funding has allowed for the development of the following programs:
- Carpentry Level 1
The 10-month Carpentry Level 1 Foundation Program launched in September, 2016. As the continue learning program participants will be using the skills they have acquired to work on projects in the community. At the end of the program, students will be supported in finding gainful employment.
- Industry Training Program
Establish din the fall of 2016, the Industry Training Program offers short-term training options. The program launched this fall with Cashier’s Training. In January 2017, the program will offer Janitorial Training.
BladeRunners offers academic upgrading, industry certification and job placement for youth up to age 30. Ts̓zil offers a variety of programs that reflect the local labour market needs. Check in with our BladeRunner coordinator for upcoming programs. Bladerunners is always looking for opportunities to partner with businesses.
For More Information About These Training Programs
Manager of Trades & Training
Basic Resume Support
Community members can make appointments for help with their resumes by calling SASET at 604-967-6036.
Ts̓zil Learning Centre Board of Directors
A school board made up of educators, community members, and elected officials govern the activities of the Ts̓zil Learning Centre.
Ts̓zil Learning Centre Board of Directors 2016/17
Councillor Lois Joseph
R. Lucy Wallace
For More Information
Manager of Advanced Education & Training