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Women say new ESWK program a winner -

HAZELTON Northwest Community College (NWCC) might just be on to something. A new Essential Skills for Work (ESWK) for Women program launched this spring is getting rave reviews from the students who have filled it to capacity. ESWK is a unique community-based program that integrates employment exploration and preparation skills with personal self-investigation and development. It is and has been a popular program at NWCC because it teaches...

NWCC Facilities & Maintenance Director top of her field -

TERRACE Cindy Harmel, Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Director of Facilities and Maintenance, is going to have to make room for yet another award for excellence in her field. Last month, Harmel (AScT, RPA) received the Top in Technology Award from the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), presented by ASTT president John Leech in Terrace. Our annual Top in Technology Awards arent given lightly, said Leech. Theyre...

ECE program recognized for First Nations curriculum shift -

TERRACE Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has recently obtained recognition from the Province of BC Early Childhood Education Registry for providing First Nations perspectives throughout its ECE curriculum. The ECE program at NWCC has been steadily adopting teaching practices to better integrate First Nations knowledge and philosophy, a move initiated by Joan Turecki, the programs longtime coordinator...

NWCC welding students earn national credential -

PRINCE RUPERT Nine Northwest Community College (NWCC) welding students gained their Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification last month in testing that may now become a regular occurrence at NWCC. A CWB inspector had been at NWCCs Prince Rupert Campus in September 2010 to perform an audit on the welding shop and instructor Tom Fodor suggested the CWB could return to test students who expressed an interest in obtaining CWB certification and...

Trades & Industry Fair attracts hundreds to NWCC -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) hosted its first-ever Trades & Industry Fair April 20 at its Terrace Campus and with a strong turnout of more than 200 registrants, planners are looking to extend the fair next year to a weeklong event. High school students, as well as mature students, from Terrace and Thornhill, Smithers and New Aiyansh were joined by groups of College students from Greenville, Smithers, Kitimat, Kitwanga,...

NWCC set to offer Workforce Exploration Skills Training -

SMITHERS A new program at Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) will offer internship opportunities and workforce skills training for eligible participants interested in a career in the exploration and mining industry. The Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program is a 7-week bush camp training program based outside of Smithers that features hands-on training of employable skills for careers...

Long-running Social Service Worker program turns 30 -

TERRACE Not long after Northwest Community College (NWCC) was established in 1975, the school offered what was then called the Integrated Human Services program. More than 500 graduates and four name changes later, the Social Service Worker (SSW) program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. For those keeping track, the long-running program went from Human Service Worker to Social Service Worker (SSW) to Integrated Human Services (...

Next wave of trades students put skills on the line -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) hosted high school trades students from Terrace and Hazelton in the Skills Canada BC regional competition March 24, with two students advancing to the provincial-level competitions In all, five students competed in two disciplines three in carpentry and two in welding, with NWCC trades instructors providing and marking their tests. In carpentry, three students from Terraces Caledonia Senior Secondary...

NWCC HR manager earns certification -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) Human Resources Manager Cheryl Pelletier can now add the initials CHRP to her name thanks to recently earning the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional. Not only that, but Pelletier achieved the highest score in the northern region in her sitting of the National Professional Practices Assessment (NPPA) the final exam requirement to obtain the CHRP designation. To complete the CHRP...

Pilot mining program at NWCC goes national -

A work readiness mining program for Aboriginals will soon be offered across Canada as a result of a successful pilot project recently completed at Northwest Community College (NWCC) in cooperation with the Colleges School of Exploration & Mining (SEM). The program was offered in partnership with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and Skeena Native Development Society (SNDS). Mining...

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