Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dorm life to become camp life at NWCC with new housing option

With many Northwest students set to chart their course to the main campus of NWCC in Terrace this fall, a timely announcement from the college and the province on the theme of student housing.

With a major expansion to the housing stock for the Terrace campus, offering up some relief to the current housing crunch in that community.

On Monday NWCC and the Ministry of Advanced Education announced what they are calling an innovative solution to the housing issues, which will give students exposure to industry camp conditions, as they prepare for the range of trades opportunities anticipated in the region in the years to come.

The $400,000 housing facility has been made possible largely from a $375,000 contribution from the Ministry of Advanced Education, with the remaining funds coming from Northwest Community College.

NWCC will add camp like housing to the
Terrace campus for student housing options

(photo from NWCC website)
The facilities include 49 single-occupancy rooms each with a bed, desk, refrigerator, closet space and drawers, a flat screen television, Wi-Fi access and individual climate control in the bedrooms including air conditioning for the hot summer months.

In the winter months, residents will benefit from access through a heated, covered, all-weather walkway.

Kerry Clarke, NWCC's Director of Facilities and Ancillary Services highlighted the ability for students to be "camp ready" with the new housing model in place in Terrace.

"This experiential learning environment will help ensure that our students in trades programs are 'camp ready' and positioned to better succeed should they find employment in a remote setting," 

The units will be ready for move in day of September 8th when the full fall semester kicks off at the Terrace campus.

The new housing model will be available to any student, however preference in the new units will be given to trades students, so that they can experience first hand what it will be like to live in a camp experience setting upon the completion of their education.

You can review the full details of Monday's announcement here.

For more items related to developments with Northwest Community College see our archive page here.

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