NIC trades sampler will explore culinary and related skills

This trades sampler explores the culinary world, including baking, professional cooking and even growing your own produce.

High school students can explore the culinary industry and try out other skills in an upcoming youth trades sampler at NIC’s Campbell River campus.

Emphasis will be on culinary skills but students are also learn the basics in professional cooking, baking, growing produce through horticulture, electrical and plumbing in the kitchen environment and an orientation into drafting. In addition, students earn their WHMIS, OFA Level 1 and FoodSafe certifications during this sampler.

The sampler program provides an introduction to the health and safety standards and requirements for today’s worksite environment, as well as a pathway to further foundation and apprenticeship training offered at NIC.

The program runs Jan. 27 to April 4 and is held Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The cost is $550.

You can learn more by contacting Agnes Sharkie at 250-923-9700 ext. 7831 or NIC educational advisors can also provide information about the program. Contact details can be found at

Prospective students should contact their high school education advisors:

  • Timberline secondary - Ms. Diana Camerin at 250-923-9500 ext. 2523 or
  • Carihi secondary - Jeff Lontayao at 250-286-6282
  • Robron secondary - Kash Ward at 250-923-4902

Applications are now open and can be downloaded at:

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