Great shed auction returns to support NIC trades students

NIC & SD72 Trades Sampler students built three sheds as part of the program and are auctioning them off to raise money for future NIC trades students. The auction will close Oct. 5.

NIC Great Shed Auction in Campbell River is now closed. Winning bidders will be contacted soon. Thank-you to everyone who participated to support NIC trades students.

“The students put a lot of hard work into these projects and the sheds are now looking for their forever homes,” said Cheryl O’Connell, NIC’s dean of trades and technical programs. “This is a chance to get a high-quality, well-built storage or work shed for your yard while supporting local students.”

NIC and School District 72 students built three sheds last year as part an Industry Training Authority sponsored Trades Sampler program. The pilot program provided Grade 11 and 12 students an opportunity to explore trades programming as they consider their career options.

“It’s a chance for students to gain invaluable exposure to theory and hands-on training in a variety of trades including carpentry, electrical, auto service tech, heavy mechanical, plumbing and welding before they graduate,” said O’Connell, who thanked Diana Camerin, Timberline Secondary and SD72 career facilitator, for the pilot program’s success. 

Each shed is six feet wide, eight feet long and nine feet, two inches high. It weighs approximately 1,000 lbs. Each features a window, workbench, double doors, a wired light socket and an electrical outlet.

The starting bid for each shed is $1,000. The winning bidder will be responsible for arranging delivery.

To place your bid, email: The sheds will be auctioned independently as CR Shed 1, CR Shed 2 and CR Shed 3. Please indicate which shed you’d like to bid on. 

View more photos of the sheds.

NIC Carpentry Foundation students also built two sheds now up for auction in the Comox Valley.  Learn more about that auction.

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