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Mining & Exploration expo comes to NWCC -

SMITHERS As part of BC Mining Week, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will host the first annual Exploration & Mining Community Expo on Thursday, May 17 at the Smithers Campus. Danielle Smyth, Project Administrator with NWCC's School of Exploration & Mining (SEM), says the free and public event will showcase the many opportunities the mining and exploration field has to offer, with an emphasis on outreach to high school students....

SEM mining programs expands after successful first year -

SMITHERS Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) is unveiling major and exciting changes to its most popular mining program this summer. Expansion is in the works for the Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program, says Regina Saimoto, NWCC Smithers Campus Principal. WEST is a 7-week bush camp training program based outside Smithers with hands-on training of employable skills for careers in...

SEM course draws students and industry praise -

SMITHERS Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM), in partnership with Blackhawk Drilling and the Smithers Exploration Group, recently wrapped up another successful offering of the Surface Diamond Driller's Helperÿprogram in Smithers. Another offering of this program is scheduled for May 28 to June 8 and spaces are still available. This popular course has drawn students from across Canada to learn the...

Challenging the Paradigm is back at NWCC -

TERRACE Challenging the Paradigm 2012 is in full swing today, the first of three full days of Northwest Community College's (NWCC) annual gathering that centres discussion and learning activities around decolonizing post-secondary education.ÿ This year, Challenging the Paradigm's theme isÿTeaching, Learning & Knowing in Both Worlds and features keynote speaker Gerald Taiaiake Alfred (see bio below). In addition to Taiaiake, the gathering...

Taking the spring/summer off Not at NWCC -

TERRACE Northwest Community College's (NWCC) Spring/Summer semester has kicked into gear with a variety of courses to choose from, including the flexibility of online options. A highlight of NWCC's Spring/Summer semester is the field schools experience, with on-campus and in-the-field learning. In 2012, NWCC offers four such intensive and unique opportunities: the Cultural Heritage of the Skeena and Bulkley Valley Field School from April 30...

NWCC students get first-hand look at biodiversity of North Coast -

PRINCE RUPERT Northwest Community College (NWCC) students in an Ichthyology class, studying the biology of fish, took advantage of springtime weather for an exciting field trip earlier this month to explore fishing areas within traditional Gitgaat territory, southeast of Prince Rupert. The Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) students had the opportunity to engage in some interesting field research to learn more about marine fish diversity in the...

NWCC staff co-author guide for literacy practitioners -

HOUSTON Two Northwest Community College (NWCC) employees, both tireless champions of learning and literacy in the Bulkley Valley and beyond, have been instrumental in creating a new tool for literacy practitioners. Houston-based Sandi Lavallie, Career & College Prep Instructor and Coordinator, and Dee McRae, Regional Literacy Coordinator, teamed with Anne Docherty of the Storytellers' Foundation in Hazelton to create The ACME Guide to...

Student Services Team welcomes much-needed computer donation -

TERRACE Students with disabilities at Northwest Community College (NWCC) have benefitted directly by a generous donation of refurbished laptops, thanks to the Computers for Schools BC (CFS-BC) initiative. The laptops are proving to be invaluable for enhancing NWCC's Student Services Team, in particular the Accessibility Services Coordinators, who work with students with disabilities to pursue their post-secondary education. The donated...

NWCC ESA program graduates close to 400 students -

TERRACE - Thanks to Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) government-sponsored Employment Skills Access (ESA) program, 372 Northwest BC residents are now prepared to take advantage of new job opportunities in the region. By covering the cost of tuition, student fees, books and materials, the ESA program aims to help unemployed and low-skilled workers access training and transition into new jobs. We meaning the college, Northwest BC and its...

Nisga'a Dancers welcome NWCC students in unique learning experience -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program got the chance to meet recently with their peers for a spirited weekend of learning, sharing and culture. The ECE program is offered in aÿdistance format consisting of audio teleconference, weekend seminars, practical fieldÿwork and online learning. While this multi-mode format emphasizes the importance ofÿlearning in students' own...

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