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Northern Lights College’s Early Childhood Program Offers Face-to-Face Learning Opportunities

“For many years now, NLC’s Early Childhood Education program has delivered a highly successful online ECEC Diploma,” explained dean of Academic and Vocational Programs Steve Roe. “Students across Canada and around the world are drawn to our program.

The online program is continuing, but starting in September 2016 we are also offering our ECE Diploma in-region, through face-to-face and video-conference delivery.” Read more.

Vancouver Community College: Starting At College A Smart Move For B.C. Students

Daniel Dubois was headed for university to play basketball when he was sidelined by a motorcycle crash that nearly shattered his ankle in Grade 12. Instead of university and basketball, he found himself backpacking around Australia. When he got back, he registered for Langara, which turned out to be a great stepping stone for him — one that ultimately led him back to university and basketball. Read more.

Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Named Greenest Post-secondary Building in Canada for 2016

After becoming the first building of its size in the region to receive LEED Platinum certification, The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation has been named the most sustainable post-secondary building in the country. Read more.

Internationally Educated Nurses Find Success In Langara’s Post-degree Program

Ramandeep Kaur Gill faced many challenges when she left India to continue her career in Canada. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, India, Gill practiced as a registered nurse for a year before making the 11,000 kilometer move to Canada. Read more.

Staying Close To Home A Calculated Reward At Selkirk College

Selkirk College is the perfect place to get started on a university degree with transfer agreements acting as a springboard to success across the country. Nelsonite and Governor General Award winner Dylan Bennett found this out after spending a year in the School of University Arts & Sciences on the Castlegar Campus. Read more.

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NWCC, CNC and UNBC Northern Collaborative Nursing Program Earns Accreditation

The Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NCBNP), which is a partnership among the University of Northern British Columbia, the College of New Caledonia and Northwest Community College, has received accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Read more.

College of New Caledonia CNET Students Among The Best In North America

Two students from CNC’s Computer/Network Electronics Technician (CNET) program recently competed at the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders USA and Canada 2016 CCENT Competition. Jared Cooke placed first and Leland Ash, who recently won the CNET portion of the regional skills competition held at CNC, placed tenth. Read more.

Nanwakolas Council Gifts $11,000 To Grow Bursary At North Island College

The North Island College Foundation recently received $11,000 from the Nanwakolas Council in support of First Nations students studying at NIC. The funds, raised at the annual Nanwakolas Council Corporate Challenge golf tournament, will be invested through the NIC Foundation to help grow the TL’axsam Memorial Bursary Endowment, which was established in 2012. Read more.

Additional NWCC Trades Seats Benefit Students

An additional 32 trades training seats at Northwest Community College will give students access to training in a variety of in-demand occupations that support a range of sectors that are important to the provincial economy.

“Our government has a plan to align training with in-demand jobs,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. Read more.

Camosun Students Raise Funds For Bolivian Animal Refuge

Sport management instructor Nevin Harper is busy preparing for his next Bolivian adventure with a new cohort of students who study exercise, wellness and sports management. This year’s “high altitude” field school in Bolivia runs from May 9 to 24. “It was by far the best experience I’ve had at Camosun. Read more.

College of the Rockies to Offer Health Care Assistant Program in Creston

College of the Rockies will be offering the Health Care Assistant program at the Creston campus thanks to $118,000 in funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education.

The Health Care Assistant program is a 27-week program that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide personal care to individuals in residential care as well as in community settings like home support and assisted living.  The program involves both in-class theory as well as a practicum placement in the field. Read more.

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