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NWCC celebrates student award winners -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) awarded approximately $83,000 in internal and external awards to a total of 106 students from across the College region during the 2009-10 academic year and each fall several of these award winners are celebrated at the Colleges campuses in Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace. Some of the recent recipients include: Prince Ruperts David Dias made his transition to college hes enrolled in the...

NWCC connects with next generation of students -

SMITHERS Every fall, the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) Forest Education Program, in partnership with local forest companies, hosts natural resource management career awareness camps to encourage local students in Grades 10-12 to consider forestry related careers. The camp took place Oct. 14-15 near Houston and Smithers. As it has for a number of years, Northwest Community College (NWCC) had a presence at the camps, with University...

New program brings Elders wisdom as a teaching tool -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) has kicked off a unique program that brings Elders to College campuses in an effort to connect with students and enhance and complement existing resources available to them. The Elders in Residence program was designed for students by the Colleges House of Learning & Applied Research (HLAR), in consultation with Elders. The Elders will enhance the efforts of NWCC student services members, such as...

Nass Valley student first to receive CAMA bursary -

A Nisgaa student enrolled in an Associate Degree program at Northwest Community College (NWCC) is the first recipient of a $3,000 Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) bursary. Tracey McKay of Laxgalts'ap (Greenville), a mother of three and grandmother of two, has been seasonally employed with the Nisga'a Lisims Government Fisheries and Wildlife department since 1993. After feeling empowered while participating in a geomorphology...

NWCC Houston instructor gets nod as best educator -

HOUSTON Long time Northwest Community College (NWCC) instructor and program coordinator Sandi Lavallie was honoured by the Houston and District Chamber of Commerce last Saturday at the Houston Community Hall for her work as a respected educator in the Bulkley Valley. Lavallie, who is the current Career and College Prep instructor and coordinator in Houston, won the Educator of the Year Award at the Chambers yearly Business Excellence Awards...

Free skills training at NWCC -

Free tuition for skills training at Northwest Community College (NWCC) is available to eligible students through the government-sponsored Employment Skills Access (ESA) program. By waiving tuition, student fees, and the cost of books and materials for training programs, the ESA program aims to help unemployed and low-skilled workers build their skills and transition into new jobs. Courses eligible for the funding must lead to enhanced job...

NWCC field school delivers unique teachings -

TERRACE The Stewart/Telegraph Creek Field School wrapped up successfully early this month and provided students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Tahltan community and the volcanic landscapes that are so important to their culture. Students also explored active glaciers and interpreted the geological processes that shape our land all while travelling through some of the most spectacular natural environments in all of Canada. The...

Haida Heritage Centre celebrates second anniversary -

The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay, home to one of three Northwest Community College (NWCC) campuses on Haida Gwaii, celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 22. The Centre began its celebrations with a Clan Parade, then featured family activities that took place throughout the day and ended with fireworks on the beachfront. Ruth Wheadon, NWCC's Campus Manager for Haida Gwaii, spoke at the event about the importance of the...

Director hired to lead NWCC mining school -

A respected member of Northwest BCs minerals industry, Robin Curry, will be the new Director of the Northwest Community College (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM), effective Oct. 1, 2010. Curry has over 20 years experience in the BC mining industry, most recently as the Superintendent of Administration for Northgate Minerals Corporations Kemess Mine. Since leaving Kemess in 2007, she has been engaged in contract and volunteer...

NWCC fills a trio of administrator portfolios -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) has strengthened its administrative team with the hiring of three highly experienced people for three key roles in the Colleges upper management. Beverly Moore-Garcia, who started with the College June 1, is the new Vice President of Education and Student Services; Kristine Kofoed started Aug. 1 and she fills an expanded role as Director of Communications & College Advancement; and on Sept. 1,...

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