Innovative Housing Solution Lets Northwest Community College Students Live And Learn

TERRACE - For the first time on a British Columbia public post-secondary campus, work camp-style housing will be used to help meet the growing demand for student residences, providing valuable learning opportunities at the same time.

Work is already underway at the Terrace campus of Northwest Community College as the new accommodations are being prepared for a Sept. 8, 2015, move-in date for residents.

"Northwest Community College has introduced an innovative solution to meet the housing needs of students as well as providing them with an experiential learning perspective," said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. "Giving students exposure to industry camp conditions prepares them for career opportunities in a range of sectors including oil and gas and LNG critical to our growing economy."

Demand for student housing is high at Northwest Community College and this innovative housing solution opens the door to 49 more students to secure housing on the Terrace campus. Read more.