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

Former resident wins filmmaking award

Veronika Kurz will be able to make her film with $15,000 cash and in-kind services, up to $100,000

Terrace River Kings win CIHL regular season

The boys held a strong enough lead in points to claim the banner after a 15-2 win Saturday

Terrace residents discuss poverty at provincial engagement meeting

80 people were there as well as the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Shames Mountain named one of the world’s Top 10 ski resorts

The UK magazine listed Shames alongside Whistler and hills in Italy, Japan and Austria

Who wants to live here?

Northwest governments partner on marketing plan to attract workforce, residents

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Ontario man charged with selling Canadian’s usernames and passwords

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

Video: B.C. documentary features Okanagan ice climbing

First documentary for Penticton filmmaker captures elusive Okanagan ice climbing

David Emerson quits lumber talks as legal action begins

Former federal minister served as B.C. softwood trade point man

Singer of the Cranberries dead at 46

Her publicist says Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly Monday in London. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Most Read