Bridgewatch Rating Program

It's time to begin your career at sea with KVES and BCIT

Begin your maritime career journey with the Bridge Watch Rating Associate Certificate program, presented by KVES in partnership with BCIT. Starting this October at KVES, this in depth program provides learners with the essential knowledge and skills required for seamanship, navigation, safety protocols, and understanding marine hazards.

Designed to empower entry-level candidates, this program offers foundational seamanship training essential for aspiring professionals aiming to gain employment in the maritime industry, and other Canadian entities operating ships and vessels. Plus, it's completely free for female and indigenous learners, ensuring equal access to valuable career opportunities at sea.

Skills Gained

Keeping a lookout
Steering the vessel
Operating communication systems
Handling ropes and chains
Anchoring and mooring
Responding to emergencies
Assisting in cargo operations

Program Begins in October 2024. Fill out the form below to find out more information.

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Kitamaat Valley Education Society is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (PTIB).

Online courses are offered by BIS Training and not by Kitamaat Valley Education Society. Students will
register and pay course fees directly to BIS Training. These online courses do not require
approval under the Private Training Act; A student may not file a claim against the fund
with the trustee in respect to the course or program of instruction.


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