The college took to Twitter last week to outline the nature of the project, which is in its initial stages of development, with consultation with the various communities of the North Coast the first step towards creating the program.
NWCC is seeking feedback for the plan which would see the creation of the School, based in Prince Rupert, but serving and operating in a region that stretches from Stewart and Gingolx in the north to Hartley Bay to the South, Kitimat to the East and Haida Gwai to the West.
The School of Marine and Coastal Studies would provide a mix of programming featuring ecology, conservation and stewardship, as well as having a focus on the trades and marine certification to name a few disciplines.
To get a better understanding of what Northwest communities may wish to see in such a program the College has a short survey for residents of the Northwest to fill out and submit.
Once the survey findings are compiled, a community consultation session is planned for later on in the process. Further details on the proposed program will be shared at that time and feedback again asked for to move the proposal forward.