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Camel burgers on the menu at NWCC Terrace Campus -

TERRACE When Kerry Clarke, Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Director of Food Services, took over the operations of the college cafeteria in January 2010, he vowed to transform the menu by offering healthier choices and to generate some buzz with new and exciting tastes. Its safe to say the latest additions to the cafeteria menu have done just that and the reviews are glowing. Since January, new to the menu at NWCCs Terrace Campus cafeteria...

Newest NWCC trades programs for women only -

For the first time ever, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will offer two trades programs for women at its Terrace Campus. The Women in Road Building and Heavy Construction (WRBHC) program will run from Feb. 28 until Mar. 25, while the Women in Heavy Equipment Operator (WHEO) Apprentice program will run from Mar. 28 until Apr. 29. Women have much to offer in the world of trades and Northwest Community College wants to do whatever it takes to...

NWCC supports Family Literacy Day -

TERRACE As a strong supporter of community literacy initiatives, Northwest Community College (NWCC) is pleased to be among the local partners asked to take part in this weekends annual Family Literacy Day celebration. To celebrate Family Literacy Month, the Terrace Community Literacy Group will host the event on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Suwilaawks Community School (Clarence Michiel) at 3430 Sparks St in Terrace. This free family...

Student jobs available for upcoming 2011 census -

The 2011 census is staffing 35,000 jobs across Canada. If you are over 18 years old and can commit to at least 20 hours per week including evenings, weekends and holidays, apply now. Rates of pay ($14.72 to $18.04 an hour) vary by assignment. The work period is early March to the end of July 2011, depending on assignment. Please tell friends and family about opportunities to work on the census. Visit the 2011 Census website for more...

NWCC offers new ESL for Employment course -

At the end of this month, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will offer a new course at its Terrace campus designed to give ESL learners linguistic and practical skills for gaining employment. ESL for Employment will help students with limited English navigate the Canadian employment system, learn about their community and improve their language skills. Lessons will include various field trips and guest speakers. Northwest Community College...

Haida Gwaii gets new director of education -

HAIDA GWAII Northwest Community College (NWCC) has hired Dr. Ken Leslie to the position of Director of Education, Haida Gwaii effective Jan. 31. Dr. Leslie comes to NWCC from the Psychology department at the University of Victoria and brings to his new position valuable experience with community outreach and grants. Dr. Leslie is passionate about Haida language revitalization and preservation. He has worked with the Haida in Masset,...

NWCC names Dr. Denise Henning as next president and CEO -

TERRACE The Board of Governors of Northwest Community College (NWCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Denise Henning as the institutions new president and CEO. She will assume her position on March 1. Dr. Henning comes to NWCC from University College of the North (UCN) where she served as president and vice-chancellor since 2006. UCN, based in The Pas, Manitoba, has two main campuses and 12 regional centres, nine of which are in...

NWCC Tahltan student receives minerals industry bursary -

A Northwest Community College (NWCC) Tahltan student has received the second of three $3,000 Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) bursaries. Michelle Blackburn is currently completing an Associate of Arts Degree with a specialization in Archaeological and Cultural Resource Management at NWCCs Smithers Campus. In her work outside of class, she helps Tahltan youth reconnect with their roots through song and dance. After achieving her...

Prince Rupert resident NWCCs new board chair -

PRINCE RUPERT Long time Prince Rupert resident Rhoda Witherly is the new Chair of Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Board of Governors, replacing Irene Seguin. Witherly has been Prince Ruperts community representative on the NWCC Board of Governors since 2007 and brings a wealth of experience to the board. She was a Prince Rupert city councillor for eight years and was a director with the Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District. As a...

National honour goes to NWCC Smithers graduate -

SMITHERS Smithers-based Northwest Community College (NWCC) student Amy de Hoog is the 2010 winner of the prestigious Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Academic Medal for 2010. She graduated earlier this year with a Social Service Worker Diploma. Pictured is de Hoog (second from right) along with (L to R) NWCC Smithers campus principal Regina Saimoto, University Credit professor Rick Budhwa and Social Service Worker program coordinator and...

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