The Northwest Career Colleges Federation is a passionate and effective advocate for private career colleges and schools in Washington. Since our founding in 1969, we have proudly represented the interests of hundreds of member institutions, their leadership, their faculty and thousands of students served by members.
We believe that career education is essential to the region’s economy and makes an enormously positive contribution to thousands of graduates entering the job market with the valuable skills and education and training attained from attending our member schools.
NWCCF provides a range of valuable services, including:
We work closely with state legislatures, government officials and regulatory agencies to advocate for support and development of the region’s private career colleges and schools and the students who attend them. Our executive director, state directors, legislative lobbyists and proactive board of directors work to ensure that private career colleges are recognized as an essential component of higher education.
The NWCCF helps career colleges and schools achieve continuing educational excellence. Here’s a summary of how we help.
We are dedicated to promoting career education through:
We pursue our mission through strategic action in these five areas:
Governmental affairs. Our members work with the association’s executive director and chief lobbyists to proactively advance legislation and regulations favorable to career education. We also build positive working relationships with legislative leaders and regulatory officials, keeping our membership informed of our positions, approaches and progress.
Member communications. Our Board of Directors facilitates dialogue between member schools through regular meetings and communication options. We provide members with critical information that keeps them informed on important issues vital to education.
Awareness building. We raise the awareness of career colleges’ importance within the regional economy and promote the positive impact of the education attained at our member colleges to key government officials, educational leadership and the business community.
Professional development. We offer growth opportunities for member school staff, administration and faculty, recognizing that life-long learning is essential. Our highly regarded continuing education programs are necessary in these dynamic times of change.
Strategic planning. The Board sets NWCCF’s future direction by listening to its members. Based on their needs, we develop programs and services that add value and improve quality for all our members.