Become a partner

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.

Admissions workshop
Information on each Class

A series of three admissions workshops are being offered.  Register individually below or register for all three classes here.

CRACKING THE HIGH SCHOOL CODE:  Succeeding in Today’s High School Market
October 14, 2015, Noon – 1PM (PST) Online Class

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It’s that wonderful time of year when strings of yellow buses line our neighborhoods, we come together for Friday night lights and welcome Homecoming celebrations. For career colleges, it’s also the time of year to establish relationships with high schools and promote the opportunities at your school.  Unfortunately, many campuses decide to abandon the many benefits this vital market can provide because of the inability to gain access into high schools, which is more challenging than ever before.

Kick off a successful recruiting season with this engaging and invaluable webcast by understanding:

  • The importance of servicing the high school market
  • Strategies for marketing your school to the high school market
  • The best model for gaining access
  • What high school administrators and faculty expect from career schools in order to establish and maintain long-lasting partnerships


5A Your Way to Success: Transforming Objections into Opportunities
November 18, 2015, Noon – 1PM (PST) Online Class

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Have you ever been faced with a roadblock you didn’t know how to overcome? Whether it’s during the initial phone call, the admissions appointment or scheduling a high school visit, objections and concerns will always exist. Too often Admissions Reps look at roadblocks as a dead-end, until now. During this high-energy and interactive webcast you’ll learn how to:

  • Effectively address ANY objection or concern
  • Identify the “true” obstacles
  • Discover the best solutions
  • Motivate to take action
  • Provide greater service that differentiates your school from the competition


 READY, SET, START! Securing a Successful Class Start

December 2, 2015, Noon – 1PM (PDT) Online Class

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Your team has worked hard. They’ve met the team enrollment goals. The newly enrolled students express how excited they are to start. But, on the first day of class do they all show? What does it really take to secure a successful class start? If you’re looking to improve your show-rate and student admissions experience, this webcast is a must.

Take important steps to increasing your start-rate success by learning:

  • The influencers of a poor and strong show-rate
  • How to keep students engaged and motivated to startGain and maintain a student’s commitment level
  • Insights into industry best practices to consistently securing solid start-rates


2016 Annual Conference

May 19-20, 2016
The Hilton Hotel
Vancouver, Washington

The NWCCF is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions during the 2016 Annual Conference. Please submit your proposal to by February 1, 2016.


Listen to Our Veteran Students

Discuss Why They Chose a Private Career School

Veterans are turning to NWCCF member schools and colleges to obtain skills to re-enter the civilian workplace. Take a moment and listen to just a few students talk about their choice of education and plans for the future.