The North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel is celebrating its 10th anniversary having delivered quality education and training to thousands of students in the region.
“Congratulations to the College of New Caledonia and University of Northern British Columbia students, alumni, faculty and staff as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Quesnel campus,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “A post-secondary education can open the doors to a world of opportunity and gives students the skills to succeed in our diverse economy.”
The North Cariboo Community Campus officially opened its doors in 2005, and it has been a shared space for CNC and UNBC ever since.
CNC has been a part of the Quesnel community for almost four decades, expanding programs and learning opportunities as community demand increased. Current offerings include courses in arts and sciences, business administration, trades and more, as well as the first two years of the Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program, which is offered in partnership with UNBC.
“Today, the North Cariboo Community Campus serves approximately 25,000 people locally and in surrounding communities, and it is a great benefit for students to be able to pursue their post-secondary education without leaving home,” said Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “Best wishes to all those celebrating a decade of success in Quesnel.”
Over the last 10 years, campus growth has included the addition of the Technical Education Centre in 2012, later named the West Fraser Technical Centre. In partnership with West Fraser Mills, CNC became the college of choice for West Fraser employees. The centre trains approximately 250 trades students each year in programs such as millwright, carpentry and power engineering.
UNBC has awarded more than 350 credentials at the Quesnel campus over the past decade, including certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as social work, education and First Nations studies.