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When: Wednesday, April 1, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Cafeteria, NIC Port Alberni Campus

Do you have questions about your NIC Foundation Awards application? Learn more about how to apply online for scholarships and bursaries at this Awards Application Workshop. Drop in and we can help!

You can pick up a copy of our 2015 Guide to Scholarships & Bursaries, or view it online at

Students who stop by with questions will be entered to win a draw prize.

For more information contact Erin Petersen 250-334-5000 Ext. 4039 |

When: Wednesday, April 8, 7pm (doors 6:45 pm)
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Comox Valley Campus
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $8 for kids. Purchase in person at Alberni Outpost or the NIC Bookstore (Comox Valley campus) or online:

Alberni Outpost and the North Island College Adventure Guiding programs present Rapid Media's 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival, showcasing the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families.

For films and schedule, visit

When: Thursday, April 9, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Comox Valley Campus
Register by April 7. Call 604-666-6680 or email for details.

Statistics Canada is pleased to offer a free information session on the data that are available for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit from the 2012 Aboriginal People’s Survey and the 2011 National Household Survey.

There are a number of analytical and data products on Aboriginal peoples that might be of interest to you, your community or your organization.

On November 25, 2013, new data were released from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, describing the education and employment characteristics of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit aged 6 years and older. The survey also collected information on health, language, income, housing and mobility.

Data from the 2011 National Household Survey, released throughout 2013, will also be highlighted
with a focus on Aboriginal peoples.

A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

When: Thursday, April 16 to Jun 04
Where: Trades Training Centre, Comox Valley Campus
Cost: $699 + gst
Course Code: GENI 1257

Develop your woodworking skills in one of the North Island's best equipped Trades Training Centres this spring!

NIC is offering Comox Valley residents a new Introduction to Carpentry course for beginner carpenters.

Access NIC's equipment in new Trades Training Centre as you learn to safely use table saws, jointers, planers, sanders, routers, and drills.

You'll create hands-on projects with expert instructors from NIC's Carpenter Apprentice programs.

Students are required to wear CSA safety footwear in the shop, as well as bring an imperial and metric measuring tape, notebook, and pen to class. All other supplies are included.

The course runs Thursday evenings, from April 16 to June 4, 2015, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Class size is limited. Register before the April 7, 2015 registration deadline to secure your spot.

Register online or call 250-334-5005 for more information.

When: Thursday, April 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: Metal Jewellery Design Studios, Campbell River Campus

Attend the Metal Jewellery Open House event at North Island College. Meet students and instructors, view student work, and talk to them about equipment, skills, and techniques. Admission is free, and open to everyone.

Students will have some pieces for sale. Visitors can also learn more about the Metal Jewellery Design certificate as well as other jewellery courses and programs at NIC.

Everyone is invited. Come and enjoy refreshments, congratulate students, or just drop-in to say hello!

For more information, call 250-923-9724 or email


When: Thursday, May 07 at 6:30 PM to Jun 02
Where: Metal Jewellery Studio
Cost: Free, pre-registration required
Course Code: GENI 1212

Get the technical skills you need to work within the jewellery industry, or run your own studio or business.

Attend one of two free information sessions Thursday, May 7 or Tuesday, June 2 to learn about NIC's Metal Jewellery Design certificate program and part-time courses. Meet instructors, ask questions, and discover the field of jewellery making and design.

Both sessions run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Admission is free, but registration is required using the course code GENI 1212.

For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724 or email