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July

North Island College is seeking peer tutors for the Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 semesters. 

Peer tutors are paid student employees at NIC who provide face-to-face and/or video conference tutoring.  In general, peer tutors help students build long term learning strategies and study skills; they reinforce student knowledge and build student confidence; they help build content skills in their area of study; and they act as a model student and mentor.  Tutors may work up to a maximum of 10 hrs per week in the program. Actual hours of work will be determined by tutoring demand. Paid tutor training is mandatory and will be scheduled throughout the year.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic record, they will provide current references from NIC instructors or former teachers, and they will have exemplary interpersonal skills. 

If you wish to apply for a position in this support program please complete the Fall 2014 Peer Tutor Application Form and email a copy to tutoring@nic.bc.ca.  Applicants who are short listed will be called for an interview.  Some applicants may be called later in the year as demand increases.  

August

When: Tuesday, August 19
Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni
Cost: $65
Course Code: UST 101

Starting college or university this fall?  University 101 is for you!

This popular course aims to get you the grades you want, with far less effort.  Open to students in all programs, both new and returning, this course will help you learn and practice the critical skills that instructors have identified as essential for success. Discover how to manage stress and balance work, school, fun and family.

You'll also learn how to recognize your learning style to use your time more effectively. Make sure your papers are on time, take better notes before you get to university, and ensure you have the study time you need to get the best grades possible this year.

All courses run from August 19 to August 21 at the times listed below:

Port Alberni Campus
Time: 9 am to Noon

Comox Valley Campus
Time: 9 am to Noon

Campbell River Campus
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm 
 

Registration and fees are due before the start of the first class. For more information, call 1-800-715-0914 or register at Student Services on any NIC campus.

When: Friday, August 29
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: tuition-free for eligible applicants
Course Code: BUS 248

Gain skills and techniques for effective management of non-profit organizations with BUS 248 Intro to Non-Profit Management, offered at the Comox Valley campus this fall.

 

Developed by the BC Centre for Non-Profit Development, this program explores board governance, marketing and public relations, resource fundraising, volunteer management, and much more. Classes will take place on eight days spread over four months, with Friday classes running from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, and Saturday classes from 9 am to 4 pm. Class dates are Sept. 26 and 27; Oct. 24 and 25; Nov. 14 and 15; and Dec. 5 and 6. 

 

Note: The BC Centre for Non-Profit Development has allocated funding to cover tuition expense for eligible volunteers, board members or staff members of non-profit organizations. To apply for sponsorship:

  • Print and complete a Continuing Education application form,
  • Attach a letter outlining why you are interested in taking this program,
  • Submit your resume which outlines your volunteer experience,
  • Provide 2 letters of reference supporting your application for training sponsorship, and
  • Submit your application and supporting documentation to:
    North Island College, Comox Valley campus
    2300 Ryan Road
    Courtenay, BC V9N 8N9
    Attention: Karen McComber

Application deadline is Aug. 29. For more information about the course or registration, please contact Continuing Education or call 1-800-715-0914. 

 

September

When: Tuesday, September 02 at 9:00 AM
Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, and Port Alberni campuses
Cost: Free

Start the new year right with NIC's annual Orientation Day for new and returning students in Port Alberni, the Comox Valley, and Campbell River (with Vigar Road Vocational Centre students attending at the Campbell River campus).

  • Tour the campus,
  • Attend your program orientation,
  • Meet your instructors and fellow students,
  • Attend student workshops,
  • Get to know your Student Union,
  • Enjoy a free BBQ, and
  • Get your picture taken for your NIC student card.

Check out the Orientation schedule for your campus to plan your day:

For more information, contact Lori Boray, Student Recruitment Office, at 250-334-5267.

 

When: Sunday, September 21 at 1:00 PM
Where: Coastal Black Estate Winery
Cost: $50/adult, $10/youth

Sample the tastes of the Island and meet Vancouver Island chefs, vintners, and food producers at a gourmet picnic September 21, at Coastal Black Estate Winery.

Learn more about all the region has to offer while supporting scholarships and bursaries for NIC Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) students, as well as the North Islands’ Chefs Association and Farmers’ Market Association. See www.gourmetpicnic.ca for details.

Adult tickets are $50. Youth tickets (6 years – 12 years) are $10. Children under 5 years are free. Family passes and shuttle bus transportation are also available.

Tickets sales for this much-anticipated sell-out event begin at 10 am on Sunday, June 1. Guests can purchase tickets online at https://gourmetpicnic.ca or in person at the Coastal Black Estate Winery in Black Creek.

November

When: Thursday, November 06
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 5130

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on November 6 at the Comox Valley campus.

Learn how you can earn your Interprovincial (Red Seal) in the Island’s only apprenticeship training programs in landscape horticulture or prepare for entry-level employment with the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals certificate. Even if you wish to grow your hobby as a recreational gardener, NIC’s programs provide applied knowledge to take your skills to the next level.

The information session will start at 6:30 pm. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page and select the session you wish to attend. For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724.

When: Tuesday, November 25
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 5110

Hospital unit clerks play a vital role in information management, administrative support and services in hospitals, medical offices, and care facilities. North Island College's Hospital Unit Clerk certificate program prepares graduates to step directly into this busy, rewarding career. For more information, visit the Hospital Unit Clerk certificate program.

You can also find out more about the Hospital Unit Clerk program at a FREE information session on November 25 at the Campbell River campus. Ask questions, meet the instructors, and speak with student advisors to see if the Hospital Unit Clerk program is right for you.

This Information Session is free to attend, but registration is required. Register in person or visit the course page, click on "Online Registration Available", and use the course code GENI-5110.

When: Wednesday, November 26
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 8020

With NIC's Animal Care Aide certificate program, graduates gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for employment in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and kennels.
 
If you're interested in becoming an Animal Care Aide, find out more about the program and meet your instructor at a free information session on November 26 at the Comox Valley campus. Session begins at 6:30 pm, and attendees must pre-register.
 
Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page, click on "Online Registration Available", and use the course code GENI-8020.

December

When: Tuesday, December 02
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on December 2 at the Comox Valley campus.

Learn how you can earn your Interprovincial (Red Seal) in the Island’s only apprenticeship training programs in landscape horticulture or prepare for entry-level employment with the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate. Even if you wish to grow your hobby as a recreational gardener, NIC’s programs give you the skills you need.

The information session starts at 6:30 pm. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page and select the session you wish to attend. For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724.

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