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Presidential Search Underway -

Terrace, BC, May 8, 2014-- The Board of Governors at Northwest Community College (NWCC) has initiated a comprehensive search for the next President. The Vancouver office of global executive search firm, Boyden, has been hired to facilitate the search and is now actively in the market. 

“An opportunity now exists for a proven academic leader to join NWCC as its new President & CEO,” says Kathryn Young, Partner at Boyden. “He or she...

NWCC students repurpose buses -

Terrace, BC, April 23, 2014 – The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Commercial Transport (HDET) Foundation program at Northwest Community College (NWCC) recently received three decommissioned buses from Farwest Fuels’ Kitimat operations.

Students are participating in a unique project where they are building a training aid with bus parts. They recently cut the roof off the back of a bus to remove its engine and will be seeking the help of...

Students making a difference -

Terrace, BC, April 22, 2014 – Social Service Worker (SSW) students at Northwest Community College (NWCC) have decided to launch a bursary fund for future students in their field.

As part of a Community Development course, second year SSW students were asked to develop a project that would have a positive impact on a specific community. The class chose to focus their efforts on the social work community in Northwestern BC, made up of...

Graduates celebrate success -

Terrace, BC, March 31--It was a day of celebration at Northwest Community College on March 28 as eight students of the Essential Office Skills program graduated.  NWCC, under the Aboriginal Service Plan (ASP), offered the program in the Kitsumkalum community where it began in September 2013.

NWCC’s Wa’ap Galts’ap was packed with families and community support as the women accepted their diplomas.

“We all worked very hard and...

Students exposed to trades in a fun and engaging way -

Terrace, BC, March 12, 2014—Northwest Community College (NWCC) hosted the Skills Canada Regional Trades Competition for high school and post-secondary students last week. The event featured trades students from across the region competing in Welding, Carpentry, Automotive Service, Electrical Wiring and Culinary Arts.

“These competitions provide a forum for students to develop and showcase their technical skills, while at the...

High school students studying at NWCC -

Terrace, BC, February 17, 2014--Coast Mountains School District 82 students in grade 10 are studying skilled trades at Northwest Community College (NWCC). Students spend a semester experiencing hands-on trades opportunities in the Intro to Trades 10 program, while continuing their academic studies.

Every weekday a bus arrives at NWCC’s Terrace campus with 40 high school students. Split into groups, they study Automotive Mechanics,...

NWCC Board of Governors announces Interim President and CEO -

Terrace, BC, February 12, 2014 – The Board of Governors of Northwest Community College (NWCC) today announced the appointment of Mr. Denis Caron as interim college President and CEO. Denis has previously served NWCC as Interim Dean of Trades and Workforce Training.

“We are very pleased Denis has agreed to accept this role as we search for a successor to Dr. Henning,” said Rhoda Witherly Chair of the College Board...

Seabridge Gold Inc. donates $100,000 to NWCC -

TERRACE, BC, January 31, 2014 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has received a $100,000 donation from Seabridge Gold Inc. toward the delivery of the Intro to Trades 10 program.

“Seabridge Gold’s generous donation demonstrates its continued support for students, who will be the future skilled workforce of Northwest BC,” said Denise Henning, President and CEO of NWCC. “This support further enhances high school students introduction...

SEM's decade of success -


Vancouver, B.C., January 28, 2014 – Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) chose the Association for Mineral Exploration BC’s annual Mineral Exploration Roundup 2014 in Vancouver to launch a year-long celebration of a decade of success.   NWCC SEM will host an afternoon reception in...

NWCC study on invasive species -

PRINCE RUPERT, BC, January 29, 2014 – The results are in for a marine species study conducted by Northwest Community College (NWCC).

In partnership with the Port of Prince Rupert, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre, NWCC student volunteers and faculty surveyed select habitats in the Prince Rupert, British Columbia harbour to look for invasive European green crabs during the summer...