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Students Celebrate -

Aboriginal learners complete Mining Exploration & Natural Resources Field Assistant Program

April 23, 2014

SMITHERS, BC-- Wet’suwet’en students and community members participated in a celebration of learning today, marking their completion of Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) Mining Exploration & Natural Resource Field Assistant program...

NWCC grad carves totem for his community -

Nathan Wilson, a 2012 graduate from NWCC’s Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, was at the center of a totem pole raising ceremony in Kitimat on November 20.

Hundreds of community members joined Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School (MEMSS) to witness the raising of a pole created by Wilson. People from the Beaver, Eagle, Raven and Blackfish Haisla Clans, including over 30 chiefs, were present.

Wilson is a member of...

Student Food Bank a big success -

Located in the Terrace Campus Library of Northwest Community College is a storage area not dedicated to books, audio visual items or computer terminals. The shelves in this area are lined with canned goods, pasta, peanut butter and other kitchen cupboard staples. Every month 15-20 students access the student food bank. Each student receives a bag of groceries.

The Terrace campus food bank operates entirely on donations and over the...

NWCC & Kyah Wiget Education Society partner on courses -

MORICETOWN, BC - November 13, 2014 – Kyah Wiget Education Society and Northwest Community College (NWCC) signed a new partnership agreement to deliver intensive Math, English and upgrading courses to 21 adult learners in the Moricetown community.

Beginning in February 2015, qualifying students in Moricetown will have the opportunity to take university level courses, right in their home community.

“The Kyah Wiget Education...

Six NWCC students awarded Freda Diesing Bursary -

On October 20, 2014, six students at Northwest Community College’s Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art received a total of $30,000 in bursaries. Each $5,000 bursary is awarded to students pursuing a certificate and diploma in First Nations Fine Arts at NWCC.

The Freda Diesing Bursary award was initiated in 2013. This year’s recipients come from across Northwest B.C. and beyond.

First year recipients:
Alfred...

Celebrating a decade of success. -

SMITHERS, BC, October, 30, 2014-- Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) is hosting a 10th anniversary event tonight to celebrate  its decade milestone and recognize the industry and community partners contributed to this achievement.

“AME BC congratulates the Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining on its 10th anniversary. As an educational leader, the School of Exploration...

An itch for learning -

I find Colleen quietly leafing through the books in the Library at Northwest Community College, Houston Campus. I ask her if I can help her find anything but she informs me that she is just browsing. I sense that she is slightly annoyed by my presence but I know what she is up to. Colleen is seeking the subject for her next study project.

After achieving four qualifications including a diploma and certificates in Adult and Child...

Learning is an Art -

Northwest Community College, along with community partners, recently participated in coordinating The Art of Human Learning, an exhibit on display at the Terrace Art Gallery until October 26.

The concept of the exhibit was to challenge artists to showcase the wonder and the importance of early child development. The art acts as a powerful expressive catalyst for individuals to explore their understanding of learning and make these...

NWCC delivers Field Assistant training in Nunavut -

Remote delivery of Field Assistant training program in Nunavut benefits Aboriginal learners

October 14, 2014

SMITHERS, B.C. – The remote delivery of a new training program in Nunavut is responding to Canada-wide industry needs to equip Aboriginal workers with a transferable skill-set in the natural resource sector.

Following on the heels of the success of the pilot...

Provincial guide to Mine Training is released -

SMITHERS, BC, October 7, 2014-- The B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) is pleased to release the first comprehensive, provincial guide for mining related training: ‘B.C. Career Pathways Guidebook: Mining Careers’ (Guidebook). The Guidebook is an all-encompassing information package that contains information about the mining industry in B.C., highlights the many interesting career possibilities within the sector, and showcases...

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