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Regional Colleges of BC launch new employee recruitment brand

Terrace, BC, February 20, 2014 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has partnered with six other regional colleges in British Columbia to launch a website that shows the benefits of working in post-secondary education, outside of the big city.

The Regional Colleges of BC recently launched “It’s good out here.” at to promote the rewarding career opportunities and lifestyles that exist in smaller centers and communities across BC. This supports an ongoing effort to continue recruiting the most talented and enthusiastic staff, faculty and instructors at these institutions.

“We know from our employees who have moved here from elsewhere that we offer great places to live and rewarding workplaces, but not enough people consider one of the Regional Colleges of BC as an employer of choice, especially outside of teaching faculty and staff,” says Gary Leier, Director of Human Resources and Community Relations for Selkirk College. “The reality is that compared to the big city, it really is good out here.”

The Regional Colleges of BC offer work in communities that include small towns with only a few thousand people, up to large cities with populations of over 80,000. These communities are set in some of the most breathtaking locations in BC. 

“It’s not unusual for people to move to one of the colleges’ communities for a job opportunity and quickly realize they never want to leave,” says Sheila McDonald, Human Resources Executive Director for the College of the Rockies. “Between the camaraderie offered in the working environment, the affordable real estate and the instant access to outdoor recreation, people truly connect with others and settle in.”

Job opportunities at the Regional Colleges of BC include careers in administration, finance, health services, information technology, maintenance and senior leadership. There are also faculty and teaching roles, which are uniquely positioned to enhance the learning experience of students because of the small college settings.

“We’re thrilled to give people the opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the world while transforming lives,” said Dave O’Leary, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at NWCC.

The Regional Colleges of BC expect that once the word gets out, it won’t be difficult to entice qualified candidates to their workplaces. 

About The Regional Colleges of BC
The Regional Colleges of BC is a group of public post-secondary institutions spanning the regions outside of the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. The colleges cover 43 communities across British Columbia, from Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii out west, bordering Yukon to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the east and everything in between. The employee recruitment brand and website is the first large project this group has collaborated on.

The Regional Colleges of BC include: College of New Caledonia, College of the Rockies, North Island College, Northern Lights College, Northwest Community College, Okanagan College and Selkirk College.

About NWCC
Northwest Community College (NWCC) is an accredited post-secondary institution offering comprehensive education and training to 34 urban, rural and remote communities in northwestern BC. Through an innovative distributed learning model that includes nine campuses and learning centres, current technology, mobile units, and successful partnerships, NWCC brings relevant education and training directly to where it is needed. NWCC is a recognized leader in Aboriginal education where Aboriginal people make up roughly 40 per cent of the student body. NWCC celebrates the diversity of its northern and Aboriginal populations and reflects this in its programs, services and workforce. To learn more, visit


For more information, contact:

Rob Connely
Marketing Communications Officer
Northwest Community College
1.877.277.2288 (Toll Free) or 250.638.5420


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