Fort Smith is an NWT education centre and has a legacy of educating the people of the North for over fifty years. Community members are passionate and knowledgeable about education for everyone.
Fort Smith has programming for all levels from kindergarten to College and University level programs including Cree, Chipewyan, French immersion and alternative education programs.
Fort Smith is also home to the largest of Aurora College’s three campuses, Thebacha Campus as well as the College headquarters. Thebacha campus offers a variety of programs including Environmental and Natural Resources, Business Administration, Office Administration and many trades programs including Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Heavy Equipment Operator. Thebacha Campus also houses the Centre for Mine and Industry Training.
The Terry Harrold School of Aviation is a new facility and program in Fort Smith. They are training future pilots for the North and Canada and is the only flight training centre in the North.