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It’s easy—and rewarding—to become an Industry Preferred Partner of the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. Join the outstanding vendors, service providers and professional organizations who have partnered with the Northwest Career Colleges Federation.

What's new

The Careers That Work! Scholarship program makes available five $1000 scholarships to every high school – public and private – in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to award to graduating seniors headed to one of the NWCCF participating member colleges. This includes alternative high schools and skill centers. High schools select the recipients.

Did you know?

The first recorded private "venture" school opened in 1705 in Colonial America, the first business college opened in Washington in 1886 and Perry Technical Institute opened in 1941, making it the oldest, continuously operating private career college in Washington.

Understanding WorkSource
  Steps to help students through the funding and training process

During this informative workshop you’ll hear from WorkSource representatives how a school can work cooperatively with WorkSource to prepare applicants for funding and training approval.   

·         Easing the process for students
·         Understanding program and funding eligibility
·         Explaining the application process
·         Working with WorkSource advisors
·         Understanding different funding options (WIOA, Federal and state worker retraining, Veterans, displaced worker and more)
·         What the school can do to expedite funding

Bonus!  Workforce Training Board staff will explain the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) school and applicant eligibility and other criteria, including Career Bridge and the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

August 24, 2017
9:00 AM to Noon
$45 per person
Call to register:  360-338-8763

Coree Ferrell Visits West Coast Training
Coree at West Coast Training







Coree Ferrell, in her  role of Washington Member Services Administrator, has visited with a number of members.  At West Coast Training in Woodland, a school that trains students on heavy equipment, Coree had the opportunity to run a front loader (seen here) and operate a crane.

Northwest Career Colleges Federation
48th Annual Conference Recap

Grace Wo, a graduate from the Medical Assisting program at Everest Institute, Tigard, Oregon, was awarded 2017 Graduate of the Year at the conference.

Jim Bernacki, instructor with Divers Institute of Technology, Seattle, was awarded 2017 Instructor of the Year at the annual conference.