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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:

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...

Field lab on Porcher Island - Applied Coastal Ecology students take field lab on Porcher Island -

First year Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) students from Northwest Community College (NWCC) recently completed a three-day field lab in Oona River, a small community on Porcher Island, south of Prince Rupert.

During this introduction to forest and river ecosystems on British Columbia’s northwest coast, students got hands-on experience in various activities. They captured fry for identification, learned about the salmon life cycle and...

The educational journey of a health care assistant -

Roberta Russell, while showing remarkable courage and determination during her studies, recently graduated from NWCC’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) program,

“I hadn’t really thought about a career in health care until I did an Occupational First Aid level 3 course”, said Roberta. “The instructor told me that I should consider a career in nursing, and that was seven years ago.”

“Originally I had set my sights on becoming a...

High School Students attend Mine Reclamation Symposium -

SMITHERS, BC, September 22, 2014 – For the first time in 38 years, high school students will attend the Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium hosted by the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) in Prince George September 22-25, 2014.

The TRCR is sponsoring the attendance of the 18 high school students, who are part of the Dual–Credit Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) run by Northwest Community College...