NIC Fest returns to Campbell River

NIC’s annual education and career festival is coming back to the Campbell River campus on March 12.

The free event is an opportunity for people to explore upcoming training and program opportunities or learn about ways they can learn close to home. 
The Port Alberni (March 6) and Comox Valley (March 14) campuses also hold NIC Fest events.

“One of my favourite parts about NIC fest is how it showcases the diversity of educational opportunities available to communities in the northern part of Vancouver Island and beyond,” said Craig Whitton, Director, Student Affairs. “This event can help people find out about opportunities for work and life that they didn’t even know existed, and they can take advantage of these great programs right in our backyard.”

NIC Fest includes campus tours and face-to-face time with faculty. There is an expanded event schedule and thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs, including a $1,000 tuition bursary. Attendees will also receive a $25 application fee waiver code that they can use when applying for an NIC program.

The Campbell River and Comox Valley events also include CareerCentral Live events on campus, which gives job seekers a chance to network with regional employers.

While NIC has held many open house events in years’ past, last year was the first for NIC Fest. The event is aimed at anyone, from students finishing secondary school to people looking to upgrade their skills or considering a new career pathway. New community members and NIC alumni are also welcome to come find out what is happening.

“The most important decision a person can make in life is deciding how they want to spend it,” Whitton said. “NIC Fest helps folks make that decision by showcasing the multitude of ways that NIC can help people live their lives with intention and engage in a vocation they will love.”

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