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For more than 10 years the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce has been partnered with Northwest Community College (NWCC) to offer a unique mentoring program to local students called Rising Stars.
JUMPSTART YOUR FUTURE Students are matched with a local business leader based on their career goals and interests. Over a period of five months students work with their mentors, attend Chamber events and skills workshops to develop their confidence, public speaking skills and build a local network for future success.
Rising Stars gain a clear understanding of the viable options for establishing careers or starting a business without leaving the Northwest Coast or returning after furthering their education.
Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northwest Community College and School District 52, strives to support Rising Stars in their development of networking and communication skills to introduce them to the professional world of business.
Students are matched with Chamber members who have volunteered to become mentors. Mentors and the Chamber introduce students to the local world of business. These valuable opportunities support students’ growth professionally and personally, gaining valuable business contacts and developing self-confidence. Students gain a clear understanding of the viable options for establishing careers or starting a business without leaving the North Coast or for returning after completing post-secondary education elsewhere.
The Rising Stars program is made possible entirely through the generous support and commitment, both financially and in kind, of the local business community. Financially, the program costs are offset by business sponsorships. The other essential ingredient for this program is the mentors. Mentors from across all industries in the Chamber membership volunteer their time and experience to the program.