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North Island College’s education and career fest returns to Campbell River

The annual career and education festival will offer lots of information for prospective students
NIC Fest returns to Campbell River on March 12. Submitted photo by NIC.

North Island College’s (NIC) annual education and career festival is back in Campbell River 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.

“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,” says Craig Whitton, director of 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.”

A campus tour and meeting faculty is part of NIC Fest. There is an expanded event schedule and thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs, including a $1,000 tuition bursary. Attendees can receive a $25 application fee waiver code they can use when applying for an NIC program.

The Campbell River event also includes CareerCentral Live events on campus, which gives job seekers a chance to network with regional employers.

This is only the second year of NIC Fest, despite the college hosting open houses in the past. NIC Fest is for everyone, whether they are students graduating secondary school this year, or people looking for a new career pathway or upgrading their existing skill set. 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 says. “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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