NWCC ran a Business Field School program this summer with five domestic students and one student from India, one from the Philippines. In the back row are students Shubham Sood, Manpreet Singh, Liam Hollington, and in front is Sandra Hadjirul, Rajwinder Kaur, Yashica Gill, Navdeep Sahota. Standing on the right is instructor Annette Sorensen.

Northwest B.C. college draws more than 40 international students

Global recruitment efforts by Northwest Community College seem to have been successful…

There are 45 international students coming to Northern B.C. to attend Northwest Community College this fall, most at the Terrace campus and three going to Prince Rupert.

Those students are finding accommodations in dorms, homestay and rental accommodations, said college spokesperson Sarah Zimmerman.

“We are so pleased with the warm welcome people in the community have given,” she said, adding that people have offered to host students in their homes, and to help them find part-time work.

Zimmerman said most of the international students are enrolling in the business program and the college is offering evening courses for business because of that.

Besides the 45 enrolled, another 20 students are coming from Mexico for a one-month program in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Zimmerman says that recruiting students from other countries will help the school offer more programs for domestic students. She cited the business marketing program which ran this summer with seven students, five domestic and two international.

NWCC expanded its international program in 2016, hiring recruiter Derek Lemieux with the goal of increasing its international population, which was 12 that year.

The aim was to recruit 40 by this September, which it did, and just last spring it devoted a specific category of the budget to recruit more. That amount was $580,000, with a total $390,000 from a provincial grant and the other $190,000 from college contracts.

Just Posted

Tamitik’s transition house full to capacity

Organisation is looking at increasing the number of available beds

UPDATE: One injured in collision near Onion Lake

The semi truck and van collided between Terrace and Kitimat at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 15.

MBay park gets provincial cash injection

The money will be used for a fully accessible 800 metre loop trail

Tax cut good news for small businesses

Small-business corporate income tax rate to drop from 2.5 to 2 per cent

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

Pedestrian hit moments after receiving safety reflector from police

The Vancouver Island man was treated for minor injuries by police at the scene

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Provincial government agrees to pay back more than $5.5 million in deducted fees

Stiff fine for B.C. man caught trafficking bear parts

A Cache Creek resident was charged after an undercover sting operation by conservation officers

Most Read