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See CNC: Quesnel college opens doors for open house

Quesnel’s campus of College of New Caledonia invites public drop-in
The College of New Caledonia campus in Quesnel. Photo submitted

CNC Quesnel is inviting the public to enjoy a tour of the facilities and a conversation about the possibilities.

The College of New Caledonia is hosting an open house on Thursday (Feb. 29) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so people can see all that’s going on at 100 Campus Way. Acting regional principal Judy Crain said it was a good chance for people thinking about their education future to have a look and and a casual talk.

“Prospective students will learn about our courses and programs and discover what’s possible with a CNC education,” Crain said. “Meet our welcoming instructors and helpful staff. View our campus and facilities, especially our new nursing lab and power engineering and welding shops.”

While anyone interested can look around the North Cariboo Community Campus, it is encouraged that any prospective student strike up a conversation to go deeper into the idea. Staff were there at the open house to discuss topics like student services, how students can pay for their education, and how to customize your personal academic options.

“No matter where you are in the application process or if you are just thinking about college, attending an open house is a great way to create an initial connection and sense of belonging with the campus faculty and staff,” said Shelley Carter-Rose, CNC’s vice-president of student affairs.

There will even be door prizes including three chances at a $1,000 tuition credit. Anyone who RSVPs by Feb. 28 will also have their name in a separate draw for a $500 tuition credit. RSVP by clicking RIGHT HERE

Similar open houses will be happening at CNC’s five other campuses, so prospective students can learn more about the full package of educational possibilities that might include Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Fort St. James and headquarters in Prince George.

“It’s very beneficial for students to learn what supports are available as early as possible,” said Carter-Rose. “The transition into post-secondary requires some navigation and planning. CNC’s network of supports can alleviate some of that stress. Learning about those services ahead of time can give students and their families a roadmap to follow and some peace of mind.”

According to the 2023 BC Labour Market Outlook, the province is expected to have more than a million job openings in the next decade. Nearly 75 per cent of those job openings will require some type of post-secondary education or training.

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Renovations at CNC Quesnel now allow for the return of power engineering and welding programs that had been discontinued. (College of New Caledonia photo)
Renovations at CNC Quesnel now allow for the return of power engineering and welding programs that had been discontinued. (College of New Caledonia photo)
North Cariboo Community Campus is home to both College of New Caledonia and University of Northern BC. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

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