Northern Lights College Awards Luncheon

Northern Light College (NLC) 2008 Award Luncheon was held on May 23th at the Tumbler Ridge NLC Campus.

About 20 people attended the annual celebration of student success with six awards in the Adult Basic Education and one award in Applied Business Technology.

Lucille Sutherland Award, Chamber of Commerce Award, Light of the Rockies Award, NIRS Award, Ed Klaussen Memorial Award, two Talisman Awards and two Alma Van Dusen Awards were presented to the student to honor their achievements.

A highlight of this afternoon was a special presentation of the BC High School Graduation Diploma to Tammy Pigeon through the Vice-President John Birnie.

In Tumbler Ridge there are four basic programs available at the NLC.

About 70 part time students are currently enrolled in the Adult Basic Education (ABE); a program with prescribed curriculum by Ministry of Advanced Education. The Applied Business Technology program is delivered from Chetwynd via telecommunication. The Workforce Training Program as a part of continuing/lifelong education that provides short and long term courses with certificates.

A new and interesting course at the NLC Tumbler Ridge Campus is the Adventure Tourism Program (ATP) that will provide students with skills and credentials to work in the growing tourism industry.

All the activities and courses illustrate a very active NLC Campus that leads its students to growth and development from the beginning to the end of each program. David Szucsko and Karsten Henriksen with their team are here to assist individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.