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NWCC School of Exploration & Mining reports positive job results from 2013 training -

SMITHERS, October 29, 2013 – Graduates from Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) are experiencing success. 75 per cent of those who completed the 2013 Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program report that they have been employed or continued on to further education and training. The intensive six-week WEST field program was delivered by NWCC SEM in partnership with the Association for...

Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art awards six bursaries -

TERRACE, October 18, 2013 – Northwest Community College has awarded $30,000 in bursaries to six students from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at NWCC Terrace Campus. A first of its kind, the Freda Diesing Bursary was developed specifically to provide financial support to students of the First Nations Fine Arts program. 

“At NWCC students are our top priority and we are strongly committed to...

NWCC launches life skills training to mitigate homelessness -

Prince Rupert, October 15, 2013 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has received approval from Service Canada and the Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society (PRACSS) to launch an innovative Life Skills Training program designed to mitigate homelessness and to assist persons at risk of becoming homeless in northwestern British Columbia.

“Developmental education including life skills workshops, job skills...

NWCC promotes Aboriginal learning with ASP funds -

Terrace, October 2, 2013 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) is putting to work funding received earlier this year under the BC government’s Aboriginal Service Plan (ASP) to support and enhance the college’s long-term commitment to First Nations learning.  

“Serving the needs of northwest communities is a priority for NWCC and we are committed to providing the highest quality programs and services for all our...

SEM 2013 field school on metal leaching and acid rock drainage -

Successful mining field school at NWCC attracts students nationwide

September 18, 2013 -Thirty-three students from across Canada gathered at Northwest Community College (NWCC), Smithers Campus from August 26 to 30, 2013 to participate in a field school about metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD), the major environmental and reclamation challenges faced by the mining industry. 

BC Mining HR Task Force - Mining training partnership -


Community College, School District and Industry Partners Team Up to Address Skills Shortages with Innovative Environmental Monitor Program

In a partnership made possible with funding from the BC Mining HR Task Force, Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration and Mining; School District 54; Imperial Metals Corporation; the Ministry of Aboriginal...

NWCC becomes supporter of Green Marine -

Prince Rupert, July 25, 2013 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) is now a member of Green Marine, the sustainability initiative that establishes performance benchmarks for an environmentally safe marine industry in Canada and the US.

NWCC is the first and only education institution on the west coast of North America to become a Green Marine member.

Several of the college’s local industry partners are Green Marine participants,...

Congratulations to Dempsey Bob - Dempsey Bob receives Order of Canada -

NWCC Fine Arts senior advisor receives Order of Canada

TERRACE – Dempsey Bob, O.C., C.C., senior advisor at the Northwest Community College (NWCC) Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada today.


Smithers Exploration Group contributes $21,000 -

Smithers, BC – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has received a $21,000 donation from Smithers Exploration Group to sponsor the delivery of Mining Exploration Field Assistant (MEFA) training at the School of Exploration and Mining in 2013 and 2014.

This hands-on field training focused on exploration is taught in a remote outdoor camp and prepares students for entry-level employment in the resource sector.

“The Mining...

NWCC redesigned website -

TERRACE BC – Northwest Community College’s enhanced website is going live Monday June 17, 2013.  

The newly updated website is powered by Drupal, a reliable open source content management platform. Its functionality ensures easy access to important information about NWCC’s programs and courses, services, news and events; icons give users direct access to NWCC’s social media pages; and a consistent design with horizontal drop down menus...