NIC FEST Comox Valley 

Explore your options, check out career pathways and discover the NIC Comox Valley campus! 

čɛčɛhaθɛč Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation

NIC FEST Comox Valley is March 22, and this is your opportunity to discover the possibilities for you at North Island College.

Keynote Speaker: Sean Aiken 

Join us Wednesday, Match 22 at 6:00 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre in the Comox Valley to listen to our keynote speaker Sean Aiken! 

After having graduated from college with a Business Administration degree, top of his class with a 4.0 GPA and named Class Valedictorian, Sean struggled with fear, anxiety, and the expectation of others in answering the question, “What should I do with my life?”

Instead of taking the first job that came along, he found a unique way of figuring it out: The One-Week Job Project. He traveled throughout North America working 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his passion.

“What should I do with my life?” It’s okay not to know. 

Register for Comox Valley NIC FEST Keynote Speaker: Sean Aiken

Welcome Booth 

Connect with our campus hosts, pick up your event information package and gear up with some NIC swag.

Plus…enter to win a laptop, Apple Airpods and a $1000 tuition award presented by the NIC Foundation!

Campus Tours

Guided Tours

Join a group tour led by an NIC ambassador!

We’ll show you around campus, explore classrooms, shops and studios and campus amenities & more. Tours start at the welcome booth every 30-minutes. Space is limited, first come first served.

Guided tours will start at: 

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm 
  • 4:30 pm 
  • 5:00 pm 

Four reasons to choose a guided tour

  1. First-hand experience from our NIC ambassadors 
  2. The tours are convenient, there's no getting lost with us 
  3. Meet faculty and ask questions about their programs 
  4. See parts of NIC not usually open to the public 

Self-guided Tours

Prefer to explore on your own?

Pick-up a campus map from the welcome booth and check out points of interest along a self-guided route.

And if you do have a question, an NIC ambassador will be close by.

CareerCentral Live

Come and chat with representatives from select industry associations and local employers who are ready to answer your career-related questions to help you define your professional goals and to learn more about opportunities in different fields such as healthcare, trades, business, banking, accounting as well as tourism and hospitality.

Light refreshments will be served

Explore CareerCentral Live

Faculty Sessions & Demos 

Meet faculty from a variety of academic areas, attend a program information session or interactive demo, explore Study Abroad opportunities, and experience the learning environment first-hand.

Accounting 5:30 - 6:00 pm Tyee Lounge  Accounting Panel
Adventure Guiding  5:00 - 5:30 pm Komoux Boardroom Wellness through Adventure 
Biology  5:00 -5:45 pm Raven 202  Tour of Classrooms & Labs
Carpentry and Plumbing  4:00 - 5:45 pm in Trades Training Centre 107 Carpentry & Plumbing Shop Drop-In
Chemistry  4:00 - 4:45 pm Raven 205 Chemistry Demo 
DALS  6:00 - 7:30 pm Tyee 113 Department of Accessible Learning Services Session
Digital Design  4:30 - 5:00 pm  & 5:30-6:00 pm  Be in Demand: Launch your Digital Career
Early Childhood Care & Education  4:00 - 5:30 pm Puntledge 104

ECCE Session 

Fine Art 3:45 - 5:45 pm Shadbolt 109 Session & Studio Drop-In
Health Care Assistant  4:30 - 5:30 pm Puntledge 216 HCA Lab Demo 
Indigenous Education  3:30 - 5:45 pm Stan Hagen

Indigenous Education Drop-In 

Island Pre-Health Science  4:30 - 5:00 pm Komoux Boardroom  Exploring Health Sciences
Library & Learning Commons  3:30 pm - 5:45 pm in LLC

LLC Tours

Library & Learning Commons Academic & Technology  3:30 pm - 5:45 pm in LLC

LLC Academic & Tech Support 

Math & Sciences  3:30 - 4:00 pm Komoux Boardroom 

Exploring Wave Optics and Momentum

OGE/Business 5:00 - 5:30 pm Tyee Lounge Double Degree in France
Tourism & Hospitality  4:00 - 4:30 pm Komoux Boardroom  Careers & Compensation
Trades & Forestry  3:30 - 5:45 pm Trades Foyer

Trades & Forestry Drop-In


Information Fair 

We know that post-secondary is a big step.

That’s why we’re here to help you along your educational journey. Drop by the information fair to learn about

  • Advising & Financial Aid
  • NIC Foundation: Awards and Bursaries 
  • Student Life
  • North Island Students' Union 
  • Office Admin
  • Future Students 
  • Office of Global Engagement 
  • Student Services 
  • Math & Science 
  • Youth Academy 
  • University Studies 
  • Business
  • Housing

Youth Academy Robotics Pop-Up 

Drop by the Youth Academy booth and learn to build a Lego robot! 

NIC Youth Academy offers fun educational camp experiences for youth ages 9-13!