David Johns will come to NIC in February. Photo supplied.

NIC welcomes new electrical instructor

Electrician instructor David Johns will be joining North Island College’s faculty this winter to teach its popular Electrical Foundation certificate.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David to our team here at NIC,” said Cheryl O’Connell, NIC’s dean of trades and technical programs. “It’s very important for us to find expert faculty to lead trades and technical programs aligned with the labour market, [and] David promises to be a great resource for students.”

Johns will join NIC in February to teach the Electrical Foundation certificate program.

Johns is a Red Seal Electrician who joins NIC from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, where he taught for nearly a decade.

“I enjoy the interaction with students,” said Johns. “I like to bring in demonstrations to show the applications of principles and theoretical concepts, being able to fully describe some of the funny, unique situations on the electrical side that students might not get from a textbook.”

One of the exciting things about the trade is the variety of jobs that are available for qualified electricians, says Johns.

“Everything is becoming more electrified in every sector, so there are great growth opportunities out there,” he said. “There’s also all the new technology that’s coming into play – things like solar and renewable energy resources, it’s a varied sector.”

NIC is offering an additional intake in early 2018 at its Campbell River campus due to high demand. The first intake begins Jan. 29, with the second intake starting Feb. 19.

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