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.

Facts at a glance

Who we serve

The Northwest Career Colleges Federation is a professional association serving private career colleges and schools.

States represented

Idaho, Oregon and Washington.


NWCCF was founded in 1969 as the Washington Federation of Private Vocational Schools, a non-profit 501 (c) (6) corporation and continues today as the Northwest Career Colleges Federation.


The NWCCF Board of Directors is listed here.


8300 28th Court NE, Suite 400
Lacey, WA 98516


Coree Ferrell, Washington State Director
360-292-4798, or by e-mail |
Cell:  360-338-8763

Barbara DeHaan, Idaho State Director
360-292-4798, or by e-mail |
Cell:  208-861-1723