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Chief of the K’omoks joined North Island College Board

The Chief of the K'omoks First Nation has joined the North Island College Board. Robert Everson says he's looking forward to helping to strengthen the ties between the college and First Nations learners.   Everson will officially...

Future of the Workforce

North Island College is hosting a conference on the Future of the Workforce. NIC student and event coordinator Chelsea Stickney says the keynote speaker will be touching on how to retain and engage talent, especially...

NIC Expanding Study on Kelp Producing

North Island College is expanding a study on kelp production in BC waters. Naomi Tabata with the college's research division says it's an expansion of a pilot project done with the BC Salmon Farmers Association.   The...

Recognition for NIC for its First Nations Partnerships

North Island College is receiving some national recognition for its First Nations Partnerships. The College's collaboration has been recognized by Maclean's Magazine in its 2016 Colleges Guide. N-I-C President John Bowman says he was pleased to see...

Free building service worker training at NIC

North Island College is offering to a limited number of students free building service worker training. Spokesperson Christiana Wiens says it's offered with the support from the government of Canada and the government of British...

NIC Playhouse for Comox Valley Kids

Kids in the Comox Valley are benefiting from the work of North Island College's carpentry and fine arts students. NIC Foundation Spokesperson Susan Auchterlonie says a playhouse has been donated to the playground at the...

NIC Offers Real-World experience to Business Students

North Island College has partnered with First Credit Union to offer some real-world experience to the college's business students. Executive Director of the N-I-C Foundation, Susan Auchterlonie says the partnership involves guest lecturers from the...

North Island College Secures Funding

North Island College has secured new funding to expand programming across the North Island. The 2.1 million dollars in funding comes from the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Industry Training Authority, and multiple community partners. V-P...

NIC Releases strategic plan

North Island College has released its strategic plan.   NIC Plan 2020 outlines nine key priorities and 45 goals for the college between 2016 and 2020.   NIC President John Bowman says putting together the document was a...

NIC FOUNDATION AWARDS $60,000 TO STUDENTS

The NIC Foundation awarded $60,000 to Campbell River Students this year. Media spokesperson Susan Auchterlonie says it's an excellent program, and they are overwhelming thankful they have so many donors from the community.   Auchterlonie says they've...

North Island College gets provincial funding

The provincial government is setting aside 1.5 million to fund 183 new health-education spaces at nine public post-secondary institutions, and North Island College is getting a piece of the action. Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. McRae says...

New school year at NIC

Students are all geared up for this school year, with today being the first day of classes at most institutions.   At North Island College, enrollment is looking solid this year according to director of student...

North Island College Trades Funding

The government of B.C. has released their skills for jobs blueprint. This includes $12 million, which will be going towards 14 public post-secondary institutions for new trades’ equipment. Development writer Christiana Wiens says North Island College...

NIC Offering Chinese-Mandarin courses

This fall, for the first time ever North Island College will offer Chinese language courses, giving Comox Valley residents access to the most widely-spoken language on the planet. Two Chinese-Mandarin courses join Spanish and French...
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