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Video link helps Haida Gwaii students get needed training -

HAIDA GWAII Residents of Haida Gwaii know all too well that the elements can and will foil best laid plans. And Northwest Community College (NWCC) students here are no exception. But thanks to the technology of videoconferencing, Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from Haida Gwaii were able to take a needed 3-credit course despite inclement weather cancelling ferry service on the eve of the course offering in Terrace. The course ECE 142...

NWCC welcomes a new Dean of Instruction & Health Services -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) has hired Gerald Gauthier to the position of Dean of Instruction and Health Services, effective April 4. Gauthier brings to the position an educational background in psychology and more than 20 years of senior post-secondary educational administration from a number of institutions, as well as a wealth of knowledge from the private sector. His multi-dimensional skills and strengths fit well with the...

New Advanced Education Minister visits NWCC -

TERRACE The Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, B.C.s newly appointed Minister of Advance Education, toured Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Terrace Campus March 24. Yamamoto, the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since her election in 2009, met with the Colleges President Denise Henning and its Board of Governors Chair Rhoda Witherly, plus other NWCC governors and administrators before a 90-minute campus tour. She met students while being shown the...

High school students get a taste of college life at NWCC -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) offered area high school students a chance to see for themselves what college life is all about. Yesterday, 135 high school-aged students from Terrace, Kitimat, the Hazeltons and the Nass Valley attended the Colleges Student for a Day event that gave them a preview of post-secondary education at NWCC. Participants began with a financial aid workshop before choosing up to four 30-minute mini-classes...

More NWCC students taking courses online -

The number of students registering in online courses offered by Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Continuing Education & Industry Training (CEIT) department has increased significantly. And as a result of the surge in student numbers, the departments online learning partner, Ed2Go.com, has featured the College as a success story in its March 2011 newsletter. In January 2011, 60 students registered for CEIT courses offered online through...

NWCC meets transmission line training needs -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) is starting to offer more industry training in more locations as a result of increased demand related to the recent provincial government approval of the Northwest Transmission Line. In partnership with BC Hydro, NWCCs Continuing Education & Industry Training (CEIT) department will offer two weeks of bootcamp-type training in Dease Lake starting this week. Bootcamp training is essentially a one-stop...

Dr. Denise Henning era begins at NWCC -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) welcomes Dr. Denise Henning today as its new president and CEO. Dr. Henning comes to NWCC from University College of the North (UCN) in Manitoba where she served as president and vice-chancellor since 2006. With a distinguished career as an author, researcher, faculty and administrator, Dr. Henning is recognized as a leader in post-secondary education with a reputation for building relationships with...

NWCC mining school core technician course expands to Terrace -

Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) will offer a core technician course in Terrace for the first time next month with the help of a local company. ALS Chemex, the minerals division of parent company ALS Laboratory Group, will host SEMs 6-day Drill Core Technician program at its facilities during the second week of March. SEM is based at NWCC Smithers Campus and delivers courses throughout the Northwest...

Henry family of Kitsumkalum donates to NWCCs Waap Galtsap -

TERRACE Members of the Henry family of Kitsumkalum have made a generous donation of $5,000 towards the Waap Galtsap longhouse on Northwest Community Colleges Terrace Campus. Fourteen members of the Henry family were present for the Colleges Board of Governors meeting Feb. 18, where their donation toward the project was recognized. Kitsumkalum Laxgyibuu Clan Matriarch Vera Dudoward (n‚e Henry) said she and members of the Henry Family made the...

NWCC partners to protect threatened marine species -

PRINCE RUPERT Northwest Community College (NWCC) science students and faculty are joining forces with the Metlakatla Fisheries in what is being called the Abalone Cam Remote Surveillance Project, a proposal to establish a remote camera broadcasting live video stream from a critical abalone site located 30 km southwest of the city, where the threatened northern or pinto abalone species is still found in numbers. The video will be streamed to...

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