Northwest Community College is giving some of its students a taste of camp life while attempting to ease a housing crunch.
Construction is underway on work-camp style housing at the Terrace Campus which will accommodate an additional 49 students.
College president Ken Burt says the new development will start to meet the increased demand for student housing while providing trades students with a living situation that they’re likely to face in remote camps serving large scale projects.
The college says preference will be given to trades students but the new housing will be available to any student.
The facilities include 49 single-occupancy rooms with a bed, desk, refrigerator, closet, TV, Wi-Fi access, and individual climate controls.
The BC government is providing $375,000 of the $400,000 cost of the project.
The accommodations are being prepared for a September 8th move-in date.