Monday, April 18, 2016

NWCC and SD52 partnership to offer more Training opportunities

The two major streams for education on the North Coast have expanded on their growing relationship to offer more trades training opportunities for residents of the area.

On Friday, Northwest Community College and School District 52 announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding from earlier this month, the document setting in motion plans to work in partnership on joint programming.

Lorrie Gowen, NWCC's Dean of Trades, Workforce Training and Contract Services noted that the new arrangement allows the college to grow its programming in partnership with the school district allowing both to "introduced more career-focused training to younger students, to get them excited about a variety of options for the future"

The programs will primarily be focused on trades courses for students, providing for a mix of high school students, recent graduates and adult students.  The program will also provide for dual credit academic courses that will allow high school students to get a head start on their post-secondary studies.

Sandra Jones, the Superintendent of School District 52 provided an overview of how the program has

"It took us a long time to get to this point and now we are really happy with it. This agreement makes it easier for us to offer joint programming. Because the MOU is already in place, we can act more quickly on new training opportunities between the school district and NWCC.”

The specific course options and other background information related to them will be announced as the program planning develops heading towards the fall.

You can review the full announcement from NWCC/SD52 here.

Fore more background on developments with NWCC see our archive page here, while items related to SD52 can be found here.

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