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More flexible training in Prince Rupert.

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April 15, 2016

Northwest Community College and School District 52 partner to offer more flexible training opportunities

Prince Rupert, BC—Northwest Community College (NWCC) and School District 52 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 6. The MOU will allow the two education providers to partner on joint programming in a more efficient way.

Joint programs will primarily be focused on trades courses for students offered to a mix of high school students, recent graduates, and adult students. It will also cover dual credit academic courses that allow high school students to get a head start on their post-secondary studies.

"It took us a long time to get to this point and now we are really happy with it," said Sandra Jones, Superintendent of School District 52.  “This agreement makes it easier for us to offer joint programming.  Because the MOU is already in place, we can act more quickly on new training opportunities between the school district and NWCC.”

“Growing our programming in partnership with the school district means we can introduce more career-focused training to younger students, to get them excited about a variety of options for the future,” said Lorrie Gowen, Dean of Trades, Workforce Training and Contract Services.

Specifics about program offerings will be announced as they are developed.

 

 

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Media Contacts:

Heather Bastin
Director, Communications and Public Relations
hbastin@nwcc.bc.ca  | P: 250. 638.5494  | C: 250.631.7654

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