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NWCC carpentry students help give Ranger Park a facelift -

SMITHERS The second floor of the historic Ranger Park building in Smithers is getting a facelift, thanks to students from Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Carpentry Foundations program. This multiphase project is a joint partnership between School District 54, NWCC, and the Town of Smithers, and carries on the Colleges tradition of supporting community initiatives. The Town of Smithers is excited about this unique partnership, expressed...

High School Students Test Drive NWCC -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) is excited to announce our new Test Drive NWCC event at the Terrace campus for grade 11 and 12 students and recent high school graduates on July 12-14, 2011. Test Drive NWCC gives prospective students the opportunity to experience first-hand what NWCCs programs are all about. Participants will take part in classes, meet instructors, and have fun by taking part in social activities and events on campus....

NWCC running upstream in Skeena River Relay -

PRINCE RUPERT Northwest Community College (NWCC) staff, family and friends are putting their best foot forward. And then another foot forward. And so it will go for 140 kilometres this Saturday in the Skeena River Relay. The 10-person relay from Prince Rupert to Terrace starts at 6 am and must be completed within 14 hours. The NWCC team NWCC has Sole! was put together by Paul Brady, the Learning Assistance Specialist at the Prince Rupert...

College grateful to receive art donation -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art received a donation from the Board of Directors for the now-defunct Skeena Native Development Society (SNDS) when it recently closed. The donated item is a Killer whale carving made by artist Cliff Bolton. In a statement, the SNDS board members said they hope both the public and NWCC students in training will enjoy viewing the carving for many years...

Coastal Log Scaling course trains next generation -

MASSET With the steady rebirth of BCs forestry and logging industries comes a renewed demand for skilled forestry workers, and Northwest Community College (NWCC) continues to lead the way in providing industry-specific training and certifications to meet these growing demands. Thanks to an investment in workforce training by Taan Forest Ltd. and support from other local logging companies, NWCC is offering a Coastal Log Scaling course on Haida...

Come and get your Cloud geek on! -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) CIO and Dean, Dave OLeary says hes getting his Cloud geek on this week when hell be part of a worldwide exercise in the computing worlds biggest shift since the expansion of the internet. This Wednesday, June 1, GITCA and Microsoft are running an event called "24 Hours in the Cloud with 24 one-hour sessions around the world covering a wide range of Cloud Computing topics and its impact across...

NWCC monitors flooding in Houston, BC -

Northwest Community College is monitoring the flooding in Houston, BC and has been posting updates to NWCC's twitter account. According to the Emergency Operations Centre of Houston, the water levels are holding, but the Centre is warning residents to be prepared as the water may rise again. The Emergency Operations Centre of Houston has been posting updates to their Facebook site. To access this information, log into your Facebook account...

Freda Diesing scholarship a story in itself -

TERRACE A Lower Mainland couples love of Northwest Coast First Nations art has translated into a special relationship with Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (FDS) and a scholarship that awards mature students. The philanthropy of establishing a scholarship is a celebrated story in itself, but this award in a just two years has taken on a special significance. Freelance writer Bruce Byfield and...

NWCC Business students travel to worlds biggest economy -

TERRACE Business and China go hand in hand, so for Business Administration students from Northwest Community College (NWCC), nothing could be a greater learning and cultural experience than an academic exchange to the country boasting the worlds strongest economy. This year, seven Business Administration students, along with program coordinator and instructor David Try, are in China at Qingdao Technical College (QTC), NWCCs sister college. It...

NWCC wins Mining and Sustainability Award -

SMITHERS Northwest Community Colleges School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has been recognized as an industry leader in promoting sustainable development within British Columbia's mining sector. The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) presents the award annually to honour those committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development in BCs mining sector. The Environmental Monitor Assistant Program at NWCCs School of...

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