Monday, March 31, 2014

Tis the season for Information Guides for education and recreation

It's been a busy week for deliveries to your mailbox, as guides for both Northwest Community College and for the City of Prince Rupert's recreation department have arrived at homes across the city in the past week or so.

Northwest Community College has delivered their program guide for the Spring of 2014 over the last week,  providing a glimpse into the education options available at both the Prince Rupert campus and the main campus of Terrace.

The trades have proven to be where many of the Northwest's students are heading these days and the wide range of trade programs and partnerships that the college has formed get a fairly lengthy review.

Included in that is an extensive explanation of the Trades Foundation Program and apprenticeship training program.

As well, the college offers up a glance at their Mobile Training program, with a particular focus on the Health Training Unit and the Heavy Equipment Operator Mobile Unit.

A review of the University Credit Field Schools that NWCC offers is also outlined,

With 46 per cent of NWCC enrolment of Aboriginal descent, in addition to the program offerings, background on opportunities and support services for First Nations students are reviewed.

There is also a preview of what is to come to the Prince Rupert campus, with a look at the School of Marine and Coastal studies which is set to launch in 2014.

For more on the education options available through NWCC see their program guide here.

Over at the recreation department the much promised push to increase participation numbers appears to be on, as the City tries to entice residents to the Recreation facilities with a number of programs for old and young alike.

While a good portion of the guide consists of advertisements or full page displays for such groups as Minor Hockey and Swimming, other recreational and arts activities receive a mention as well.

With a variety of sports available for both adults and children, ranging from Ladies indoor soccer and ball hockey to European handball and something known as Afternoon pickle ball.

Creative Arts, Seniors Programs Group Fitness and Aquatic Centre activities also get highlighted in the 24 page guide.

The City is also quick to remind residents that Civic Centre facilities are available for rental for social events, as well as to seek out partnerships with the community to offer more programs.

There is a mention of the Everybody gets to play program and contact information on how to learn more about it.

They also offer up that the recreation guide is a valuable advertising vehicle, suggesting the guide stays in most households for up to two months.

For a full review of what the City has to offer for the Spring of 2014 see their guide here.

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