North Island College biology Instructor Aisling Brady shows students the organs of a pig during at NIC’s High School Open House Wednesday.

North Island College biology Instructor Aisling Brady shows students the organs of a pig during at NIC’s High School Open House Wednesday.

Sparks fly at NIC’s high school open house

Port Alberni campus gives parents, prospective students some hands-on examples of what college could be like.

Grade 11 students took part in hands-on college experiences at North Island College’s Port Alberni campus during the college’s High School Open House Wednesday, February 15.

The annual event is a chance for students to experience what it’s like to be on a college campus, explore different subject areas and meet instructors before they choose their Grade 12 classes.

Students heard how current students found their passion, learned about NIC’s exclusive partnership agreements with UVic, VIU and BC top universities, explored trades, health care and business courses, visited automotive, welding and fine woodworking shops, exploded gummi bears in chemistry labs, discovered the inner workings of a pig’s heart in the biology classrooms, and much more.

NIC holds the high school open house during reading week each year, bringing in its own students, instructors and staff to demonstrate the types of careers, programs and support available in its own backyard.

For more information, or to book your own campus tour, contact Jana DeVito at 250-724-8735 or e-mail jana.devito@nic.bc.ca.

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