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NWCC deepens commitment to sustainability -

TERRACE, January 8, 2014 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has recently renewed its membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, NWCC will receive continued support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the...

NWCC President to take on new role at Medicine Hat College -

TERRACE, January 6, 2014 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) President & CEO Dr. Denise Henning announced today that she has accepted the position of President & CEO of Medicine Hat College, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Her final day with NWCC will be May 1, 2014.

Dr. Henning has led NWCC for the last three years with administrative philosophies...

NWCC arbitration ruling -

TERRACE, January 3, 2014 – Rod Germaine, arbitrator in the dispute between Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the unions that represent its faculty, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)Local 2409 and the Federation of Post-secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) Local 11, has awarded a ruling regarding the layoffs that took place in early 2012.

“Northwest Community College has the greatest respect for Rod Germaine and every...

High school students experience NWCC -

Northwest BC, December 18, 2013 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) recently held its annual “Experience NWCC” open house for high school students at its Prince Rupert and Smithers campuses.

More than 200 teenagers in grades 10, 11 and 12 from Charles Hays Secondary and Pacific Coast schools in Prince Rupert participated in a full day of over 20 workshops that introduce them to various college programs. An additional 80 students from...

New partners join Coastal Pathways Partnership -

Prince Rupert, December 13, 2013 – The first ever Prince Rupert based class of students from the Millwright program at Northwest Community College (NWCC) gathered with a large number of citizens and visitors at NWCC, Prince Rupert Campus on December 3, 2013 to celebrate the Coastal Pathways Partnership (CPP) and welcome its newest partner. The CPP was created to respond to the needs of industry and provide an opportunity for residents to...

NWCC students share citizenship experiences -

SMITHERS, November 29, 2013 – Students from the Career and College Preparation (CCP) program at Northwest Community College (NWCC) gave presentations to grade five students in Smithers about their own experiences moving to Canada.

This diverse group of CCP students includes a mix of Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international visitors originally from Ethiopia, Chile, Laos, New Zealand, Sudan and Thailand. During visits to...

P2S skills training in Gitanyow -

“Offering the Pathways to Success (P2S) program in Gitanyow is a boost for candidates to move forward and succeed,” says Alishia Benson, Program Coach, Northwestern B.C., BC AMTA.

With the P2S program just starting, candidates have responded positively to training. "The attendance has been high and information about BC AMTA is continuing to spread by ‘word of mouth,’" says Alishia.

“One of...

HCA at NWCC in Smithers -

SMITHERS, November 25, 2013 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) will once again offer its Health Care Assistant (HCA) program in Smithers starting January 2014, in response to a shortage of qualified care workers in the area.

Health care assistants work as care aids or community health workers and provide frontline care in various environments including residential care facilities and the homes of individual clients.

“...

Ridley Terminals donates machinery to NWCC Heavy Duty Mechanic program -

Terrace, November 5, 2013 – Ridley Terminals Inc. donated a number of pieces of industrial heavy equipment from its Prince Rupert operations to Northwest Community College (NWCC) for practical use in trades training.

"As Ridley Terminals continues to be committed to building human capacity through educational initiatives, and in addition to our already existing partnership with Northwest Community College through...

NWCC School of Exploration & Mining reports positive job results from 2013 training -

SMITHERS, October 29, 2013 – Graduates from Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) are experiencing success. 75 per cent of those who completed the 2013 Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program report that they have been employed or continued on to further education and training. The intensive six-week WEST field program was delivered by NWCC SEM in partnership with the Association for...

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