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Innovative Partnerships Lead to Customized Training for the Minerals Industry -

An innovative partnership between several diverse groups has proven to be an effective model to provide employment training for the minerals industry. Northwest Community College, Canadian Zinc Corporation, the Mine Training Society of the Northwest Territories and the Smithers Exploration Group partnered to develop a unique program which concluded on August 7 and graduated eight students from the communities of Nahanni Butte, Fort Simpson...

NWCC receives notice of legal action -

On Thursday, Northwest Community College received notice from the Academic Workers Union at the college that it has applied for a legal action against the college claiming it violated Section 23 of the College and Institute Act. The action comes as a surprise to the Northwest Community College (NWCC), since consultations with both stakeholders and the board were conducted during the deficit mitigation process . We are not sure where this is...

Celebration of Learning trumpets new WEST graduates -

SMITHERS With the the Babine Mountains and dense forest surrounding camp providing a striking backdrop, Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining celebrated a fresh group of graduates primed to join the minerals industry in a ceremony at Ganokwa camp on June 19. Fitting for a program that takes place in a camp setting, the proud graduates walked across the outdoor stage in the Celebration of Learning that has come to...

NWCC vehicle fleet gets critical addition thanks to donation -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) has used a generous donation from Callinex Mines to purchase an Emergency Transport Vehicle (ETV) that will support and enhance the mobile, field-based training offered by its Smithers-based School of Exploration & Mining (SEM). "Northwest Community College's School of Exploration & Mining specializes in relevant, field-based training that replicates real work conditions and teaches skills...

Teens to get "behind the wheel" for second annual Test Drive event -

TERRACE High school seniors, here's your chance to take your future for a spin with Test Drive 2012! Northwest Community College's (NWCC) second annual event allows high school students in grades 11 and 12 to get a sneak peek at what college and campus life might be like. It goes from July 10-12. "Test Drive 2012 will give students the opportunity to experience campus life in the Terrace Campus Residence while sampling various College courses...

NWCC is new home for BV Learning Centre -

From the Interior News June 13 edition By Percy Hebert The Bulkley Valley Learning Centre is moving into new digs. Beginning next September, students attending the Bulkley Valley Learning Centre will be taking their classes at the Northwest Community College campus in Smithers in a dedicated classroom and office space for the staff. From the colleges perspective we are very excited to have the Bulkley Valley Learning Centre join us here,...

NWCC hosts conference and art show to help and highlight local artisans and natural resources -

News release courtesy SNCIRE, with files from NWCC TERRACE Northwest BC artisans who work with natural materials will gather in Terrace at the end of this month to learn from industry experts how to succeed in the art world. ÿ Beyond Lumber - Art from Natureÿconference and art showÿwill take place Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at WaapÿGalts'ap Longhouse atÿNorthwest Community College's Terrace Campus.ÿ ÿ "This event is a tremendous...

NWCC journey comes full circle for 1979 grad -

NEW AIYANSH You just never know when a Northwest Community College (NWCC) graduate will really come in handy. That's exactly what happened to a group of visitors to the Nass Valley from NWCC for the recent Challenging the Paradigm 2012 gathering. The group took in an enriching day trip to the valley and the recently opened Nisga'a Museum in Laxgalts'ap but bus problems threatened to tarnish the day and delay the group's return for a...

NWCC students earn national awards -

TERRACE A half dozen Northwest Community College (NWCC) students have been awarded 2011-12 scholarships from Indspire, a national charitable organization formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF). The deserving winners from NWCC are: Evelyne Fowler, Terrace $1,500 to complete a one-year Applied Business Technology program at NWCC Cecilia Morgan, Prince Rupert $1,300 to continue in the second year of a three-year...

Harper Government Supports Jobs and Growth in Northern B.C. with Mobile Training Program -

News Release courtesy Western Economic Diversification Terrace, British Columbia Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), announced federal funding for Northwest Community College (NWCC) to expand heavy equipment operator training across the region. "Todays announcement is an excellent example of how our Government is working to create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity in Western...

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