Archives & Special Collections

Pacific Vocational Institute

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Pacific Vocational Institute

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • PVI

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1977-1986

History

On April 1st, 1978, Pacific Vocational Institute (PVI) assumed its official status as an independent crown corporation. PVI was to function under one board of industrial representatives who would maintain direct financial control, planning and operation of the institution.
Appointed by cabinet, the following individuals were named to the board of governors:
Mr. Leslie R. Redford, Frank Redder, Don Fearey, Jake Wyman, Donald Doyle, E. A. Killough, T. Wyman Trineer, T. Stuart Mathieson, and Nadine Sherwin.
The PVI Board of Governors had three senior officers:
L.R. Redford 1978-1981
T.W. Trineer 1981-1984
F. Sondergaard 1985-1986

By 1983, the school registered about 23,000 students a year. Classes consisted of accounting, aviation, business administration, clerical, marketing, construction, building service, painting and decorating, food training, graphics, photography, industrial safety, instructor training, personal development, mechanical, piping, plumbing and gas, steel, welding, drafting, electrical, industrial electronics for electricians, industrial mathematics, non-destructive testing, and refrigeration.

Henry Justesen was the sole Principal of PVI, 1978-1986.

Places

Main campus, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Satellite facilities:
Aircraft Maintenance Centre at the Vancouver Airport, Richmond BC (former British Columbia Vocational School (BCVS) that had opened in 1977 in newly renovated buildings at the Airport)
Electrical Program, run out of the Pit Par buildings, Burnaby, BC (former BCVS program)

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Vachon, Fernando (1912-2005)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Vachon, Fernando is the subordinate of Pacific Vocational Institute

Dates of the relationship

1977-1985

Description of relationship

Fernando Vachon taught Aircraft Maintenance at PVI.

Related entity

British Columbia Vocational School (1960-06-29 to 1978-01-12)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

British Columbia Vocational School is the predecessor of Pacific Vocational Institute

Dates of the relationship

1978-01-12

Description of relationship

British Columbia Vocational School was renamed the Pacific Vocational Institute on January 12th, 1978.

Related entity

British Columbia Institute of Technology (1964-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

British Columbia Institute of Technology is the successor of Pacific Vocational Institute

Dates of the relationship

1986

Description of relationship

April 1, 1986, the Pacific Vocational Institute (PVI) merged with the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2014-11-07

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Based on Pacific Vocational Institute finding aid prepared by Deidre Brocklehurst and Shanna Fraser, 2005-09.

Maintenance notes

C. McLellan, created 2014-11-07