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NWCC to shutter Kitimat campus unless there are classes

NWCC to shutter Kitimat campus unless there are classes

Northwest Community College is closing down its Kitimat campus unless there are classes.

It’s part of a cost-saving budget that was approved by the school’s board of governors last week.

Heather Bastin of NWCC says previously the campus would be open from 8am to 4:30pm even if there weren’t any classes.

With the new model, the campus will only open if there are classes scheduled, saving the school approximately $140,000.

Bastin says the school is also open to new opportunities for the Kitimat campus.

The school had hoped the campus would be busier after the ending of the Rio Tinto Alcan modernization project, but enrollment didn’t meet expectations.

Only 28 students attended various Workforce and Contract Training offerings at the Kitimat campus in Fall 2015, and none so far in 2016.

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  1. NWCC to close Kitimat campus. I wonder how many people knew the campus was even open?

    More PR required I think!

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