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Experience Trades Training at NIC

Interested in training for a career repairing vehicles, automating industrial equipment, building and maintaining aircraft, crafting fine furniture, or becoming a Red Seal chef? Find out how with NIC's program videos!

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By 2019, Vancouver Island will need 28,250 more skilled workers to fill demand. More than 6,850 of the people required will be carpenters and cabinet makers.
British Columbia Trade Occupations Outlook: 2009-2019
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NIC Instructor Crafts National Curriculum

Chef Christine Lilyholm knows what it takes to be a master chef. The chef and instructor in NIC's Professional Cook programs is helping shape curriculum for cooks across Canada.

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council recently selected her to review the National Occupancy Standards for the emerit Line Cook program, an Ottawa-based online training program. More

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Trades Focused and Ready to Learn

At 17, the Plumbing and Piping Foundation program student has already built his own micro-house, travelled to South America and Turkey, and worked construction and roofing jobs. Read more about Hartley's story.pdf 

Serving Up Success

Dining at Dolphins Resort? You’ll be surrounded by graduates from NIC’s Professional Cook and Tourism
and Hospitality Management

The resort is gaining a reputation as one of Campbell River’s best places to eat, thanks to Executive Chef Joe Volk and his wife Carmen Amberson, who runs the resort’s front-end operations.

“We seek out NIC trained chefs and tourism students because they have the practical training we need,” said Amberson. “We know because we went there.”

New Guide for Employers Helps Create Positive Work Environment for All

The Industry Training Authority has recently published a guide to help employers with their overall hiring practices by creating a positive work environment for new apprentices. If you're an employer who is interested in increasing the representation of women on your team, please read Leveling the Field - A Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades.pdf 

	NIC Carpentry Students Help Habitat Build a Home in Campbell River

NIC Carpentry Students Help Habitat Build a Home in Campbell River

North Island College Carpentry Foundation certificate students got job-site experience in Campbell River in 2016, by helping build a duplex for two Campbell River families.

The work is part of NIC's partnership with the North Island Habitat for Humanity. 

Watch the video on Chek News.  

Earn College Credit 
in High School

Earn credit towards high school graduation and entry level trades training at NIC at the same time. Eligible trades programs include welding, professional cook, plumbing, aircraft structures, and carpentry. Read the Dual Credit Application Package adobe, ask your high school counsellor about ACE-IT and other ITA Youth programs, or find out more by contacting an NIC student advisor, today!

Joinery Graduate Featured
in UK Magazine

Ron Gellatly and his Parksville-area workshop are getting international press coverage. The cabinetmaker at Mid Island Cabinets and North Island College Joinery / Cabinetmaking program graduate was recently featured in GMC Publications' Woodturning magazine. The two-page article highlights key projects, his workshop set up, and jigs used to create intricate turned bowls and art pieces. His work is featured in Port Alberni's Blue Fish Gallery and Smithfords in Qualicum Beach. Read the article here.

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One of BC's Best-Equipped Trades Training Centres

NIC's stunning Trades Training Centre at the Comox Valley campus is an amazing place to learn.

The $8.2 million, LEED-gold building is home to NIC's qualified, professional instructors and upgrading, first aid, carpentry, and plumbing programs. Completed in 2011 its BC's newest and best equipped trades training facilities. Find out more: