Job Coach

Career & Education Planning

Our career counselors can help you with your career decisions and training plan, provide information on educational programs and funding sources and help you achieve your goals. This is a free service available to high school students, the general public and current NWC students. Let us help you find the best path that works for you. 

Our supportive staff can assist you with:

  • One-on-One confidential career planning
  • Academic planning
  • Researching post-secondary institutions
  • Financial Assistance options
  • Scholarships
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Portfolio development 


Meet our team

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Melissa Brassard
Student Services, Job Coach - Meadow Lake Campus
Direct: 306-234-5119

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Donna Heselwood
Student Services, Job Coach - Battlefords Campus
Direct: 306-937-5116


Our job coach can help you in your job search, providing help with resume writinginterview and hiring procedures. If you are near completion of your program and have not found work, let us help you. Our job coach can set up job shadowing and do informative interviews to get you on your way to employment. This service is also available to the general public.



Are you uncertain of your career choice or want to investigate further? A job shadow can help to gain a better understanding of the actual job as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions related to the career, education, work, etc.

Work placements help students find jobs!  If your program does not include a practicum or work placement you should see one of our Job Coaches. They will set up a work placement that works for you. The placement can be anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks, depending on a variety of factors.

If you are a student of North West College and would like more information on a job shadow or work placement, please contact a Job Coach from either our North Battleford or Meadow Lake campus.


Education Pathways Guide

Find out about upcoming NWC programs and where they can lead you in this Education Pathways Guide


Personal & Work Exploration

Career Cruising
Career assessment resource. Call 306-937-5126, or 234-5108 for access.

Job search, resume advice, interviews.

Job Bank
Training, career and worker information for Canadians.
Over 30,000 jobs in Canada, free and easy search, salary calculator and customizable mail alerts.

Canadian Careers
Career and employment information for Canadians.

Labour Market Information
Detailed information on local labour market conditions and trends.

Occupational Profiles
Research occupations, including duties, working conditions, salaries and advancement opportunities.

Sask Jobs
Tools and resources to assist people looking to find a new job, make a career change or market their skills.

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Commission.
Apprenticeship training is a great way to learn job skills while earning money. It combines hands-on learning where experts in a trade (called journeypersons) pass on their knowledge and expertise to employees (called apprentices) right on the job. This practical training is combined with periods of technical training. Learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades.