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There are a multitude of rewarding pathways that start at NWP. With practical connections at every step, we are confident that you will find a program that works for you.

Educational Assistant Certificate
Guide your future in education entirely online, and build a career in the classroom, supporting students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and learning tasks.
Harley-Davidson® Technician Certificate
Ratchet up distinctive skills and gain specialized expertise at Canada's only authorized training centre. Learn about the maintenance, restoration, inspection, and assembly of this legendary motorcycle.
Health Care Aide Certificate
Tend to your future as a caregiver in a hospital, community or long-term care setting. Use your compassionate nature and learn how to provide daily living support to patients, clients and residents.
Office Professional Certificate
Set yourself apart with meticulous organization and efficiency. From bookkeeping to the latest office technology, learn how to excel in a dynamic office environment.
Practical Nurse Diploma
Get a careful career at NWP. Develop critical thinking skills as you evaluate patient progress, interact with other professionals and deliver nursing care to clients and their families in various settings.
University Transfer
Build a strong foundation at NWP and leverage the supports and comforts of a caring learning community before you grow your skills and connections in an exciting new environment.

Future Students

Fuel your curiosity for creativity, information processing, robotics and the scientific method. From passionate musicians and artists to researchers and technophiles, our faculty will provide you with the expertise to invent an exciting career.
Whether you’re building a business career, refining your skills, or forging toward teaching and academia, you will benefit from connections to professionals and instructors with real-world experience. Accelerate your success in the learning space, board room or marketplace, starting at NWP.
Channel your energy toward a satisfying career in healthcare, education, wellness or humanities. At NWP, we will prepare you for your future as a difference-maker with expert instruction and inspiring learning environments.
Light your spark and construct a future as an apprentice or certified tradesperson. Our hands-on approach to learning, delivered by industry-trained professionals, develop leaders with the skill and will to achieve.


Corrine Shmyruk: A Legacy of Learning

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

For the past eight years, Corrine Shmyruk has been the principal at Parkside Montessori, a school known for its student-centered approach to education. Corrine was born and raised in Fairview and her ties to Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) run deep. Read more about Corrine.

Eden Murray-Black: Lighting Up the Learning Commons

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Eden Murray-Black has dedicated more than 26 years to Northwestern Polytechnic. She has many stories, all collected during her career as Library Technician in the Learning Commons. Her journey began when she first arrived in Grande Prairie, leaving behind the bustling streets of Toronto. Read more about Eden.

Tracy King: Becoming a Vocal Advocate

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Tracy King, a nursing instructor at NWP, isn’t just an educator, she is a beacon of inspiration for her students. Her personal and academic experiences, along with her dedication are playing a pivotal role in helping others and advocating for marginalized communities. Read more about Tracy.

Katalin Ormay: Lifelong Love for Learning

Friday, November 3, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Katalin Ormay, a Library Technician at NWP, grew up in a small town in Hungary. From a young age, Katalin had a deep fascination with rocks and the natural world and was always curious and ambitious. Read more about Katalin.

Megan Stone: Leading with Heart

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

From a young age, Megan Stone was naturally inclined toward leadership and helping others. Megan's grandmother was a teacher, who inspired her with an engaging and open-ended approach to education. It was through this connection that Megan recognized the power of teaching and the impact it could have on students' lives. Read more about Megan.

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Our Values, Purpose & Vision

At Northwestern Polytechnic, our core values, purpose and vision are underpinned by the understanding that we are redefining the entrepreneurial spirit. We are instilling a mindset that extends beyond our classrooms and campuses, and even beyond the status quo.

We want everyone to have the confidence to turn risk into opportunity.


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Land Acknowledgment

Northwestern Polytechnic acknowledges that our campuses are located on Treaty 8 territory, the ancestral and present-day home to many diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. We are grateful to work, live and learn on the traditional territory of Duncan's First Nation, Horse Lake First Nation and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, who are the original caretakers of this land.

We acknowledge the history of this land and we are thankful for the opportunity to walk together in friendship, where we will encourage and promote positive change for present and future generations.