Chris Posner joined NIC as an instructor in 1997 but his history with the College dates back to when he was a student. Chris took the automotive pre-apprenticeship course at NIC at the start of his career before transferring to Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University).
After graduating, he worked as an automotive technician, primarily for Honda and Volkswagen dealerships. Several years into his journeyman career, a job posting came up for a substitute auto instructor at NIC. Chris landed the part-time teaching position while continuing to work as an automotive technician. Later, when the teaching position evolved into a fulltime assignment, Chris was hired for it.
“While I was attending apprenticeship classes at Malaspina, the auto instructor encouraged me to pursue a career in teaching,” said Chris. “I enjoyed sharing knowledge with my peers in school.”
Chris didn’t start his working career in automotive. After graduating from high school in Campbell River, he attended the University of B.C. and then worked in aquaculture.
It didn’t take him long before deciding to switch careers.
“I enjoy the challenge and variety that auto repair has to offer,” he said. “And I love being able to work in the same community I grew up in.”