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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.

Coree Ferrell Visits West Coast Training
Coree at West Coast Training







Coree Ferrell, in her new 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
47th Annual Conference Recap

Conference in Review!

Y’Eli Buonya, a graduate of TLG Learning Center, Bellevue, Washington, was awarded 2016 Graduate of the Year at the conference.

Gene Rathbun, Medical Assisting instructor with Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, was awarded the 2016 Instructor of the Year at the annual conference.


Conference Breakouts – Presentation Resources

Accommodating Students With DisabilitiesPresented by Chris DeLuca
Defense To Borrower Repayment Presented by Tom Netting, Akerman
           Note:  this presentation is based on the last version of the proposed language from the negotiations, and may – or may not – be the language contained in the Federal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and call for community comment that is expected to be published in June 2016.
ACCSC Best Practices Presentation 2016Presented by Dr. Michale McComis
Legislative and Federal Update – Presented by Tom Netting, Akerman
Key Steps for Evaluating Textbooks for Adoption– Presented by Sally Daluge, FA Davis
Cyber Liability – Presented by Bob Kretzmer, VW Brown Insurance
10 Steps to Prevent Data Breach – Presented by Bob Kretzmer, VW Brown Insurance
Teaching Students Customer Service – Presented by Matt Schmoker, Legacy Solutions
EEOC DOL & Employment Law – Presented by Darren Feider, Sebris Busto James