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Thinking about continuing your education or looking for some financial help to kick off your studies?  Check out the BC Aboriginal Student Award and Aboriginal Teacher Education Award.  Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long.  You could be one of them!  

Apply before March 31st, 2015.  Details are available at:


Get ready for a fresh start in 2015!

You are invited to join students, alumni, and community job seekers to connect with potential employers at North Island College’s 5th Annual Career Fair, held at the Comox Recreation Centre from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission is free. All are welcome.

  • Come and explore new career paths
  • Learn about current and upcoming job openings
  • Meet 50 local and regional employers

Here are just a few of this year’s participating employers and community partners:

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Catalyst Paper,  the City of Courtenay, Coast Realty Group,  Costco, First Credit Union, Four Seasons Whistler, Island Health (VIHA) – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Island Health – VIHA, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Nootka Wilderness Lodge, North Island College, OmniCare for People at Home, School District No. 71 (Comox Valley), Sun Life Financial, Tim Horton’s,   Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, the Wickaninnish Inn,Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), the Industry Training Authority (ITA), North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society, and many others.

For full information, please contact Treena Nadon at 250-334-5076 or

Thursday, March 12, 7pm - Location TBA, Comox Valley Campus

Join the NIC Write Here Readers Series on March 12 for an evening with award-wining author Ivan E. Coyote. Admission is free and open to everyone.

Ivan Coyote has been pushing boundaries for years; blurring the lines of gender, the written word, storytelling, and music. As one of Canada’s only transgender household names, Coyote’s body of work has long provided a space for discussion surrounding all things gender-related.

An award-winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CD’s, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan’s first love is live storytelling, and over the last nineteen years they have become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer’s festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

Learn more about Ivan at

“Distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.”
Quills Magazine

For more information on this event or the Write Here Reader Series, call 250-334-500 ext. 4017.

When: Friday, March 13 from 8:30 AM to Mar 13 5:00 PM
Where: Tyee Hall, Room 204, Comox Valley Campus
Cost: $325
Course Code: GENI 5330

Imagine if everyone incorporated basic coaching skills into their professional and personal lives.

How would that change and enhance the way people work and interact with each other?

Coaching skills let you get the best out of yourself and team, increase staff engagement, improve performance and achieve results.

This one-day Coaching Out of the Box workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in cultivating and applying the art of coaching in their personal and professional lives.

The registration deadline is March 6. Register online or call 250-334-5005 for more information.



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