NIC's 40th Anniversary
In 40 years more than 155,000 students, across 80,000 square kilometres have taken a course at NIC. To celebrate, we’ve put together a history of the college that highlights our humble beginnings in 1975, our progress and accomplishments of today as well as a look into tomorrow.
We're Not Done: We Need Your Stories
The insights, anecdotes, achievements and stories received from staff, students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community has been greatly rewarding. We're deeply appreciative of everything that has been sent our way, from emails to handwritten letters, audio recordings and newspaper clippings. We could only fit in a small handful of the memories that have been shared and we feel the need to give a voice to all the stories, including those that are still out there waiting to be heard.
The NIC Stories Facebook Group is a home for those stories. It is a group for anyone to post on - created for you, by you! Please help us develop the colourful, fun, inspiring history that is the college and its inclusive reach throughout the north island.
Join the group and leave your story on our wall. It can be a memorable moment, a picture, a recollection of NIC’s past, a run-in with Ian the ghost, a note about what inspires you about the college, or a funny memory of your time at NIC.
If you don't have access to social media, and would still like to share your story if you've not yet done so, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Island College - Celebrating 40 Years of Education
Read the 40th Anniversary publication, and learn more about how the college moved from mobile learning units in vans during the 70s, and an ex-whaling ship, to classroom based learning with centres and campuses from Campbell River to Bella Coola.
Hard copy versions are coming soon to a mailbox near you! Check the Comox Valley Echo and Campbell River Mirror Friday, June 10, or the Alberni Valley News on Tuesday, June 14. Also on Wednesday, June 15, the publication will be available at the Port Hardy campus, as well as nearby locations including Mugz Coffee Bar, Port McNeill Museum, Port Hardy Museum, and Vancouver Island Regional Library (Port McNeill, Port Hardy and Alert Bay).
We hope you enjoy reading our story as much as we've enjoyed putting it together! Thank-you to all for your hard work, dedication, and enthusiastic commitment to our college and we look forward to reading (and sharing) more memories.
Employment Opportunities for NIC Students
Find your fit with the Student Employment Services (SES) job board at NIC, where local jobs are posted regularly. Find co-op, part-time or full-time employment that's just right for you to showcase your skills and qualifications.
Agriculture Assistant and Aquaculture Assistant with the Comox Valley Economic Development Society
Agriculture Assistant - will develop an online agriculture lands and products database in partnership with local agriculture industry organizations. Tasks will include online database development, website development, and research including Meat, Dairy and Seafood Production.
Aquaculture Assistant - will support the development of a sustainable seafood network for the 2016 BC Seafood Festival and Expo. Tasks and responsibilities will include developing an online export catalogue for sustainable seafood products and industry outreach.
See full job details on the SES job board.
About Student Employment Services
Student Employment Services can help you develop strategies for effective job searching, while connecting you with exceptional businesses and organizations. Learn how to improve your resume, develop your letter-writing and interview skills and gain insight into co-op education opportunities.
“Westview Ford has been a fantastic work term for me. I would like to mention that I did three separate interviews before I got the position. I would recommend to other students to not be afraid to explore any connections you have here in town. A work term can be a very valuable experience to an employer as it’s not just the student who learns throughout the work term. I continue to push myself to do things that are outside my comfort zone. I believe I have grown as a student and individual over the past few months and am excited to continue my work with Ford. This position has given me many new skills but also the opportunity to work with a great group of people here in town while I go to school.” - NIC student Ashley Smeltzer on finding her work term and gaining continued employment
Continuing Education: Summer Jewellery Courses
Summer is Coming!
Free as a bird? Add to your summer fun with jewellery courses in July, from NIC's Continuing Education. Seats are filling up fast so be sure to register today to save your spot.
(Pic: press die cut copper pendant by Rudi Aalborg)
Click on the course titles below to find out more, and to register:
Questions? Contact 1-800-715-0914 for more information or with any questions about our CE courses.