The Learning Support Specialist at NLC is responsible for working with current students to assist in learning and retention. Specifically, the Learning Support Specialist is involved
in the following:
- Works with faculty to support students who have been placed on academic probation and/or who are having thoughts of dropping out of their programs.
- Identifies barriers to student retention and provides workshops and one-on-one help to help students overcome barriers, including study skills, time management, exam taking, note taking, budgeting, and networking.
- Assists current students in establishing career and academic goals, and with career planning.
- Organizes workshops for students on topics of wellness, including substance abuse, sexual abuse, and mental health.
- Advises students on how to balance school, personal life and work.
- Assists students in accessing tutoring, including providing names of possible tutors, and information on services available from the Career and College Preparation department at NLC.
- Refers students to NLC services such as Financial Aid, Aboriginal Advisors, and Access Services, as needed.
- Refers students to outside agencies where required. These services could include counseling, physicians, mental health professionals, social assistance agencies, literacy societies, or food banks.
Community Resources available by Community:
Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Fort Nelson, Dease Lake
- Makes students aware of free services such as provincial crisis lines.
Student Health and Wellness Page
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact: