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 and Chipewyan classes, 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, Teacher Education, Business Administration, Office Administration and many trades programs including Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing and Heavy Equipment Operator. It is also houses the Centre for Mine and Industry Training.
Fort Smith is very proud to be the new centre for the Terry Harrold School of Aviation. They are training future pilots for the North and Canada. It is the only flight training centre in the North.