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NWCC Signs Agreement with New Asian Educational Partner -

Building on the previous success of Asia-Pacific educational partnerships, the president of Northwest Community College and vice-president of the People's Republic of China's Beijing Union University (BUU) have signed a memorandum of understand (MOU) that established a sister-school relationship and will see the institutions participate in faculty and student exchanges, joint research and other ventures. The Memorandum of Understanding is BUU...

Northern Savings Credit Union Awards -

Northwest Community College is pleased to announce the generous sponsorship by Northern Saving Credit Union of four $1000 "Made in the Northwest" Awards, to be given annually to assist students who are furthering their education at Northwest Community College. Northern Savings Credit Union (NSCU) created the Awards in recognition of NWCC's contributions to sustained economic and social development in British Columbia. "Northern Savings...

BCGEU ratifies agreement -

BCGEU support staff have voted 96% in favour of a new four-year collective agreement with Northwest Community College (NWCC). "The College enjoys a very good relationship with its union employees and we are pleased that this agreement has been reached," comments NWCC President, Stephanie Forsyth. The new agreement provides BCGEU support staff with an Early Incentive Bonus. The bonus will be allocated on the basis of a pro-rated lump sum...

Northwest Community College's Supporting Spirit -

Northwest Community College's 'Spirit of Learning Bear' was unveiled today at City Hall in Terrace. The Bear is part of the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal Operations 'Spirit Bears In The City' Fundraising Campaign. "We have chosen to participate in this campaign for many reasons," explains Stephanie Forsyth, President of Northwest Community College. "The work of the BC Lions Society benefits every community, providing support for disabled...

Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Returns to Prince Rupert -

Northwest Community College will again be offering its Home Support/Resident Care Attendant (HS/RCA) program in Prince Rupert this September. "The program is one which has moved around the college region," explains NWCC Dean of Instruction Katherine McIndoe. "The community of Prince Rupert has told us it's time to bring it back to help fill the growing need for local home support and resident care attendants." Starting in September, the Home...

Babysitting Certificate Graduate Wins Award -

Nicki Wolfenden was 12 when she took the Red Cross© - Babysitter Training course through Northwest Community College (NWCC) and today received the Red Cross Babysitter Hero Award. The Award honours outstanding young people who put their Red Cross babysitting training to work and exhibit the very best in child care. Nominated by a family she works for, Wolfenden is BC's only award recipient. She is being acknowledged for her exemplary service...

High School Students Continue to ACE IT -

Northwest Community College (NWCC), in conjunction with School Districts around the northwest, is continuing Trades training to eligible high school students through Industry Training Authority BC's ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) program. The program is an industry certification program for BC secondary students that enables them to earn both graduation credits and credit for the first level of technical training...

NWCC Instructor brings Northwest Coast First Nations Art to International Stage -

Northwest Community College faculty member, and art historian, Rocque Berthiaume has helped bring international attention and acknowledgment to the art of Northwest Coast First Nation peoples. For the past year and a half Berthiaume has been working with the Canadian High Commission in Australia as curator for the Commission's People of the Cedar exhibition which opened this month at Australia's National Museum. It was Berthiaume's extensive...

Northwest Community College Hires New Dean -

Northwest Community College has filled its vacancy for Dean of Instruction through the recent promotion of NWCC Program Coordinator Lianne Gagnon. Based in Prince Rupert, Gagnon will oversee Natural Resource Management programs, Tourism programs the Centre for Teaching & Learning, and Library Services. Along with fulfilling the Dean requirements of her program portfolio, Gagnon will also be the senior management representative responsible...

NWCC Partners With The Justice Institute of BC -

Northwest Community College and The Justice Institute of BC's Centre for Conflict Resolution have formed a new educational partnership that will bring JIBC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program to the northwest. Northwest Community College will be offering the certificate in Conflict Resolution, specializing in Negotiation. "Through this partnership NWCC is able to make the Justice Institute's highly respected and well-recognized Conflict...

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