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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.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Introducing Achieving Balanced Well-Being™ Developing the Mindset for Health, Happiness, Thriving, and Well-Being for the Northwest Career Colleges Federation Members and Associates.

There is a direct connection between well-being and the way we think. It takes personal accountability and a structured process to cultivate the growth mindset necessary to live in a state of well-being, regardless of the circumstances we face.

For organizations, individuals, families, and communities, Achieving Balanced Well-Being™ provides tools to take back control, develop optimism, master resiliency, and flourish.


Use VIP CODE: Ignite to receive $300 off the program price of $399.00

Although the curriculum is self-paced, please let us know if you would like to join a weekly discussion group and take a deeper dive unit by unit. Email:

ABW Current Times Brochure

We’re looking forward to our webinar Thursday, September 12th, 2019 10-11:30 PT (1-2:30 EST) You Can Help A Student! You don’t want to miss this! This training is designed to help your faculty and staff understand how to identify and support struggling students, and refer when necessary.
REGISTRATION CLOSED. Please contact NWCCF at 360-259-1313 for a recording of this event. 

Join Us for a Complimentary S.A.F.E. Suicide Awareness for Everyone Training on May 16, 2019 at Divers Institute. Register closed. Please contact or call us at 360-259-1313 for a recording of this event.

Professional Development Webinar Series – Teaching to Diverse Learners
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January 31, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Part 1. How to Overcome the Diverse Risk Factors That Impact Student Success 

Students have a diverse range of personal characteristics, backgrounds, and mindsets that can negatively impact their college and career success. By identifying these common factors and discovering methods to help students overcome these behaviors and factors, you can bring success to the student, the classroom, and to the school. 

March 28, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Part 2. Diversity of Career College Students: Educating Different Types of Learners

Teachers today need to possess the skills necessary to provide a successful learning environment to all students. In addition, teachers, as well as administration and staff, should promote an inclusive classroom. The goal of this will be to identify the diverse student population that makes up a class. Through this, teachers can determine appropriate ways to teach to the diverse-learner set, as well as properly utilize the student diversity to enhance the learning process.

May 30, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Part 3. Teaching to Different Learning Styles

Understanding how students learn is paramount to success as an educator and an institution. This can help support certain types of teaching strategies, as well as give an understanding of why some students struggle and others succeed, when being presented the same material in the same format. To understand this phenomenon we must differentiate between learning theories and learning preferences. Throughout this Webinar, we will explore the differences between learning theories and learner preferences and how to effectively incorporate concepts, from both of these, into the classroom to meet the needs of all learners.

$39.00 per webinar or $105 for all three

​Non Members
$79.00 per webinar or $225 for all three

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