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NWCC breaks ground on $16.7-million campus expansion -

SMITHERS Construction is set to begin on Northwest Community Colleges new $16.7-million campus expansion and upgrade in Smithers, following an official ground breaking today by provincial and college officials. This is great day for Northwest Community College. The construction of this campus will create 107 direct local jobs, and when its completed, the building will, over the years, give thousands of students access to a post-secondary...

Video simulators put students behind the wheel -

SMITHERS Instructors with Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining have a new and exciting tool already in use in the classroom that is also being used in recruitment efforts for prospective students in the emerging sector. And what better way to get young people interested than to incorporate video simulators into the instructing and recruiting process The School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has six Heavy...

Longhouse at NWCC Terrace Campus takes shape -

TERRACE Excitement is building at Northwest Community Colleges Terrace Campus this week as the logs for the longhouse began to be lifted into place by a 50-ton crane. This is the first longhouse to be built in the City of Terrace, and only one of a handful in the region, stated Stephanie Forsyth, President of Northwest Community College. These are very exciting days. The main structural supports were lifted into place on Oct. 6 and 7,...

NWCC signs three-way partnership pact -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC), the City of Terrace Fire Department and the First Nations Emergency Services Society of B.C. (FNESS) signed a partnership framework last month thats intended pool each of the organizations resources to better deliver emergency services training in the Northwest. The agreement states its ultimate purpose is to more effectively deliver emergency services training opportunities to adult populations and...

NWCC students help in national shore cleanup -

PRINCE RUPERT Citing the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a perfect opportunity to get involved in a hands-on conservation project, 17 students from the Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) program took part by cleaning garbage around Hays Creek. It marks the seventh consecutive year that students and staff have participated in this nationwide event now in its 16th year. The Cleanup happens across the country with Canadians cleaning up...

NWCC graduates get lucrative scholarship -

TERRACE Two recent Northwest Community College (NWCC) students have been awarded the prestigious Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarship, each worth $5,000. Prince Ruperts Kaeleen Foote and Terraces Sarah Palahicky are two of just 16 B.C. students selected for the yearly awards, which are given to undergraduate students who have completed two years at a public post-secondary institution in B.C. and are transferring to another degree-granting...

NWCC takes safety training on the road -

With a new Mobile Safety Training Unit, Northwest Community College (NWCC) can now offer much needed health and safety training to remote communities in the Northwest. The Mobile Safety Training Unit is just that an on-demand, fully equipped training centre on wheels. Groups such as employers, schools and First Nations Bands in smaller, more isolated communities where courses are not regularly scheduled can now contract an instructor and the...

Big turnout for ceremonial totem pole raising -

HAZELTON Over 500 people turned out to Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Hazelton Campus on Friday, Sept. 11 to witness and celebrate two totem poles being raised in a public ceremony. The contemporary pole raising was facilitated by Chief Dawamuuxw, Larry Patsy with words of welcome offered by Shelley Johnson, representative of Gyetimgaldo'o. Gitxsan Chief Nikate'en Francis Sampson, offered a blessing of the gathering followed by remarks...

Provincial Budget Recognizes Importance of Continued Investment in BC Colleges Highly skilled, job-ready workforce will play a key role in economic recovery. -

(Courtesy BC Colleges) BC Colleges recognize the difficult economic circumstances facing the province and the significant challenges government has faced in producing a restated budget for 2009. Government has had to make some difficult budget decisions and BC Colleges appreciate the commitment government continues to demonstrate to post-secondary education in BC. The speed and timing of the economic recovery of the province will depend upon...

Staying local a good way to keep education costs down -

More than ever, community colleges are the ideal choice for students who cant afford the higher priced tuitions at universitiesespecially in a recessionsays Northwest Community College (NWCC) President Stephanie Forsyth. The economic crisis in the country is impacting students educational choices, says Forsyth. Now, more than ever, students are having to make tough choices about where they want to get their advanced education and staying...

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