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The educational journey of a health care assistant -

Roberta Russell, while showing remarkable courage and determination during her studies, recently graduated from NWCC’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) program,

“I hadn’t really thought about a career in health care until I did an Occupational First Aid level 3 course”, said Roberta. “The instructor told me that I should consider a career in nursing, and that was seven years ago.”

“Originally I had set my sights on becoming a...

High School Students attend Mine Reclamation Symposium -

SMITHERS, BC, September 22, 2014 – For the first time in 38 years, high school students will attend the Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium hosted by the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) in Prince George September 22-25, 2014.

The TRCR is sponsoring the attendance of the 18 high school students, who are part of the Dual–Credit Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) run by Northwest Community College...

Alumni lead The Amazing Race Canada -

To Canadians following CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada, Sukhi and Jinder Atwal are the sometimes bumbling, but really very clever, brother-sister team now in the top four of the popular reality TV series.

But to Northwest Community College, the newly minted television stars are former students who are proud of their northern roots and the schooling they’ve done here.

Sukhi completed all of her first and second year science courses...

Button Blanket in Smithers -

On Wednesday, September 10, students and staff gathered at NWCC’s Smithers campus for the unveiling of a handcrafted button blanket. 

The blanket project was started in June 2012 with NWCC’s Elders in Residence Program.  The program was designed for students by NWCC’s House of Learning & Applied Research and done in consultation with Elders. It was developed in an effort to connect students and to enhance and complement existing...

NWCC names new President & CEO -

September 10, 2014, Terrace, BC--Northwest Community College is pleased to announce that Ken Burt has been named President & CEO of Northwest Community College.


 Ken brings with him more than a decade of executive experience in the post-secondary education field including serving as Vice President of Finance & Administration at Dalhousie University from 2007-2013.


Prior to that, Ken served as VP of...

New program: Mining Exploration & Natural Resource Field Assistant -

New training program supports Aboriginal learners and BC’s mineral exploration industry

SMITHERS, B.C. - August 7, 2014. 

A new and unique program is responding to industry needs and helping to better prepare Aboriginal learners for work in the mineral exploration, mining and natural resources fields.

Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) delivered a pilot Mining...

A Drum for Houston -

James Madam, with complete focus and a steady hand finishes the final brush stroke to a wing of a Canadian goose. He sits back, momentarily scrutinizes his work and with characteristic modesty holds up the drum to signify that it is complete.  

Funded through the Aboriginal Service Plan, local artists at each NWCC campus have been commissioned to construct and illustrate a traditional 15’’ drum as part of the NWCC collection.


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...

A refugee's graduation story -

Kakuma UN Refugee camp, a sprawling basket of humanity at the northern most corner of Kenya, is home to over 100,000 displaced people fleeing conflicts from all over Africa. It was here that Jackline Nambafu and her mother arrived in 1996 after fleeing a civil war in Uganda.

“I was 10 years old when we arrived,” says Jackline. “I lived in Kakuma for twelve years before finding sponsorship with a church mission which bought me to...

Houston receives funding -

Houston, BC—Northwest Community College (NWCC) receives funding from the Government of British Columbia under BC’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.  NWCC received $150 000 to provide job skills training and retraining opportunities for the workers who are impacted by the closure of the West Fraser sawmill in Houston.

NWCC worked with the Houston Community Adjustment Team and affected workers from the closure of the sawmill to determine which...