Who We Are

The Northwest College of Construction is a privately funded, non-profit educational facility.

Our Mission

To promote life-long learning by delivering craft, technical, supervisory and management education to workers and managers at all levels in the construction industry.

Our Vision

The Northwest College of Construction envisions a learning resource where:

  • Workers at all levels of their career ladder obtain high-performance skills.
  • Employers gain the skilled workers needed to compete in the construction marketplace.
  • Employer associations, sponsors and partners reflect the full range of the industry.
  • Partnering organizations can maintain their individual identities.
  • We reach out to economically and socially disadvantaged youth to encourage them to be knowledgeable of career advancement opportunities in the construction industry.
  • We work with government and private agencies or foundations to help mentor disadvantaged individuals.
  • We explore opportunities to partner with public school districts in order to leverage resources for the delivery of professional-technical education.
  • We serve as the best resource for matching employers’ needs with workers’ career aspirations.

Our Values

  • PERFORMANCE – We believe in setting standards that encourages everyone to perform at their best thus allowing them to excel in a competitive marketplace.
  • TEAMWORK – We believe that working together fosters productivity and allows students to have input in their career paths. We encourage collaboration to create new ideas and better services.
  • QUALITY – We are committed to continually improving our programs, services, and our organization as a whole.
  • PARTNERSHIP – We realize the benefits of joining forces within the industry and in the business community to accomplish shared goals.
  • INNOVATION – We believe in being an innovator of life-long learning processes.

Our Culture

  • Efficiency of operation and confidence in our ability to perform.
  • A stable, growing, orientation striving for continued improvement.
  • Staff and instructors that believe every student can succeed.
  • Employers get real value for their educational investment.
  • A dedication to educating those willing to learn.

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    NWCOC builds construction careers for the Pacific NW.