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Events & Notices

December

When: Monday, December 01 to Dec 27
Where: various locations, Comox Valley

This December, enjoy the work of NIC's Fine Arts students and instructors at exhibitions, craft fairs, and events throughout the Comox Valley:

 

Light the Fire, Filberg Centre, Courtenay

Second-year Ceramics students Emma Heitzmann, Kate Pierce, Rod Heitzmann and Steven Cooke will be exhibiting recent work in the Comox Valley Potters Club "Light The Fire" show on Saturday November 29 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. This same group, along with other students from Gordon's second-year Ceramics class, will be showing work at the Comox airport beginning in mid-December.

 

CVAG Christmas Craft Fair

Jeff Brett and Gordon Hutchens will exhibit work at the Comox Valley Art Gallery from November 14th to December 27th. Visit the gallery at 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, to view their work, purchase unique gifts, and support the arts in the Comox Valley. For more information, visit the gallery page.

 

Denman Island Christmas Craft Faire

Gordon Hutchens will be exhibiting work during the Denman Island Christmas Craft Faire, held on Denman Island on December 6th and 7th. Admission is free, and a shuttle to the fair is available for ferry walk-on passengers. For more information, visit the event page.

 

More than Human, The Silent Conversation

Join Emily Carr External Degree students for an exhibition of work at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Pieces provided by Tonja Bjermeland, Jenna Burrell, Karissa Comer, Kelly Davidson, Roberta Denton, Carol Hilland, Anita Lawrence, Denise Lawson, Jeanne MacGrotty, Lukas J. Roy, and Mariya Vancheva. Exhibition opens December 3, and runs to December 27.

 

 

Support your local student with an NIC gift certificate!

Available in $10, $25, $50, $100 denominations, certificates can be applied to textbooks, supplies and tuition for NIC's university transfer, fine arts, business, community care, health, trades, tourism, and continuing education courses and programs.

Certificates are now available at your local campus bookstore. Gift Certificates can also be purchased by phone by calling the Comox Valley bookstore at 250-334-5013, and the gift certificate will be mailed.

Book Store Hours

Campbell River Bookstore
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Comox Valley Bookstore
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Port Alberni Bookstore
Monday to Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am and noon - 2 pm
Friday, 10:30 am - 1 pm

 

If you are unemployed or dissatisfied with your job, you may qualify for tuition-free education at North Island College in the Security Worker Training program. This 4-week program will start:

  • January 12, 2015 in Port Alberni
  • January 26, 2015 in Campbell River

Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.  For more information about tuition-free education, eligibility requirements, and to apply, contact:

Port Alberni Continuing Education
Leanne Moore
250-724-8705

Campbell River Continuing Education
Wendy Samaroden
250-923-9728.

The Employment Resource Centre is closed from December 19 to January 2, 2015 inclusive.

We will not be approving new job submissions during this time. If you wish to submit a job posting, it will appear on the job board during the week of January 5, 2015.  We apologize for the inconvenience.



2015

January

When: Monday, January 05

Love working with plants, gardens, and landscape design? Prepare for entry-level employment with the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate. Even if you wish to grow your hobby as a recreational gardener, NIC gives you the skills you need, beginning in February 2015 at the Comox Valley and Port Alberni campuses. Registration for NIC's Landscape Horticulture program is January 5.

Register online by visiting Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate and selecting 'Apply Now'.  You can also register in person at your local campus or call Student Services at 1-800-715-0915.

When: Monday, January 05
Where: Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Mount Waddington Region
Course Code: ENG-096

Starting January 2015, explore First Peoples’ history and culture with ENG 096 First Peoples' Literature & Composition, a new course specially designed for students who want to learn more about Indigenous literature.

Develop critical thinking, reading, speaking, and writing skills to prepare you for the workplace or classroom as you examine the oral and written works of Indigenous authors. This course is available in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Mount Waddington region, and Port Alberni. 

Register online or visit Student Services at your local campus. 

 

When: Wednesday, January 07 at 10:00 AM
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI-5145

Learn more about tuition-free opportunities and a career working with Liquid Natural Gas during a free information session, to be held at the Campbell River campus on January 7. Session runs from 10 to 11:30 am.

This information session is free but pre-registration is required. To register online, visit Info Session - Working in Natural Gas. You can also register in person at your local campus, or call 1-800-715-0914.

 

When: Wednesday, January 07 at 1:00 PM
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI-5170

Learn more about tuition-free opportunities and beginning a career as a security professional during this free information session. The session will be held at the Campbell River campus on January 7 and runs from 1 to 2:30 pm.

This information session is free but pre-registration is required. To register online, visit Info Session - Enhanced Security Guard Training. You can also register in person at your local campus, or call 1-800-715-0914.

Registration has been extended  for the 2015 Greece field school!

If you are interested in study ancient Crete, visiting archaeological sites, and tour the Island of Crete while earning nine university transfer credits in Greece, this is the study abroad trip for you.


This year's trip runs May 1-30, 2015.

The total price including airfare, hotel, tuition, and food is approx. $6,000, with a $450 deposit due by the registration deadline of Jan. 10.  Scholarship opportunities available through the Irving K. Barber scholarship http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/international/apply  - students who are eligible may use 2014 funds!  

For more information and application forms visit: http://international.nic.bc.ca/study_abroad/where.aspx


Or email Anne Cumming at anne.cumming@nic.bc.ca

Get started in screen printing this winter with SCR-010 Introduction to Screen Printing, at the Comox Valley campus. Learn the basic steps in the screen printing process; making films and photo-stencils; mixing inks; setting up and printing simple jobs on paper, textiles and other materials; and much more. This course takes place over two days and will be offered at four separate times:

  • January 10 & 11
  • February 2 & 25
  • April 11 & 12
  • June 13 & 14

Register online or in person at your local campus. For more information, please call 250-334-5005.

 

 

When: Monday, January 19
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: $710.00
Course Code: OFA-030

From Jan. 19 to 30, join OFA-030 Occupational First Aid Level 3 and gain valuable life-saving skills. This course is designed in compliance with the WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC, and offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry.

Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation - oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. AN NIC waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

For more information, contact the First Aid Department at 250-334-5092. Register online or in person at your local campus.

 

 

When: Saturday, January 24
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: $175
Course Code: SCR-012

Take the next step in screen printing with SCR-012 Screen Printing: T-Shirts & Textiles, at the Comox Valley campus. Learn to design for t-shirts, mesh selection, stencil-making for durability and pre-registration, colour mixing & ink types, printing on a carousel and step and repeat techniques. This course takes place over two days and will be offered at four separate times:

  • January 24 & 25
  • April 25 & 26

Register online or in person at your local campus. For more information, please call 250-334-5005.

February

When: Monday, February 16 to Feb 24
Where: Comox Valley Campus
Cost: $895
Course Code: FTC 010

Are a registered nurse or LPN looking to gain instruction and clinical practice in nursing foot care?

Register by January 20, 2015 for a seven-day course on the prevention & treatment of foot care disorders. Learn about factors affecting foot health and the preparation required  to provide nursing foot care services within a health care setting and in private practice.

This course takes place Feb 16-24 from 9-4 pm at the Comox Valley campus and costs approx. $895.

Register online at  www.nic.bc.ca/continuingeducation using course code FTC 010 or in-person at your closest campus. For more information call 250-334-5005.

What careers are right for you? Explore your options!

On Thursday, February 19th, groups of high school students from across the Island will visit NIC’s Comox Valley campus to explore educational options. Learn how to achieve your career goals and get the resources you need to succeed. You'll be able to:

  • explore your areas of interest,
  • experience hands-on activities and unique presentations,
  • talk one-on-one with students and faculty,
  • meet a recent graduate who had a unique approach to finding his passion, and
  • ask advisors about finances, programs, career paths, and more.

For more information, speak with your high school counselor or contact Student Services at your local campus.