Northwest Career Colleges–Oregon (NWCC-OR) has been the recognized voice for Private Postsecondary Career Education in Oregon since 2005.

Why Join NWCC-OR?

If you provide education and training in Oregon, the most cost-effective investment you can make is membership in NWCC-OR.  Don’t be caught on the outside looking in when issues that will determine the outcome of your business are on the table.  The only way to have a meaningful voice in the issues of today is by membership in NWCC-OR.

  • NWCC-OR is the watchdog for our sector, making sure private career schools and colleges are a recognized participant in education policy discussion.
  • NWCC-OR is the voice of private career schools and colleges. Legislators, agencies and other policy makers turn to the NWCC-OR for input on higher education issues.
  • There is power in numbers! Trying to affect change alone is tough. As a member, you will benefit from the unified voice for private career education.

How do we make a difference?

NWCC-OR provides a range of valuable services, including:

  • Advocacy in Oregon state and federal government for private career colleges and schools.
  • Programs to enhance the delivery of career education.
  • Professional Growth opportunities for member staff, faculty and leaders.
  • Media and member outreach to increase awareness of the issues affecting career education.

NWCC-OR works closely with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the Oregon state legislature, government officials and regulatory agencies to advocate for support and development of the state’s private career colleges and schools and the students who attend them. 

NWCC-OR has staff, access to legislative lobbyists and a proactive board of directors working to ensure that private career colleges are recognized as an essential component of higher education.

What is included with membership?

  • A listing on our Web site
  • A resource to get answers to questions
  • Newsletters and e-mail on issues important to your school
  • Professional development opportunities for your faculty and staff
  • Networking opportunities where you can get to know your colleagues, share ideas and best practices
  • An annual conference designed to address the issues of our colleges, drawing regional and national attendance

Northwest Career Colleges–Oregon (NWCC-OR) assists the Private-Career Schools and Colleges of Oregon to achieve continued educational excellence.

Click here to fill out an application to become a member of the Northwest Career Colleges-Oregon

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