A new pathway for career opportunities for African Nova Scotians at the Halifax Shipyard

22/04/18

A new program launched in April will provide 20 African Nova Scotians with an opportunity to study welding at NSCC and secure careers with Halifax Shipyard building the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet. A collaboration of industry, academia, government, and African Nova Scotian community partners, Pathways to Shipbuilding for African Nova Scotians is an Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence program. It will include a 14-week program comprised of personal readiness, academic refreshers, and essential skills training with career exploration focused on welding and metal trades. Upon successful completion of the readiness program, students will begin the pre-apprenticeship welding diploma program at...

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Mapping Nova Scotia’s capital

18/04/18

Working towards a psychology degree, Vanessa Campbell says she often found herself thinking more about her geography and cartography electives than she did about the degree’s core classes. “I heard about the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) while I was in university,” says Vanessa. “Some NSCC instructors came to my class to introduce the Geographic Sciences Advanced Diploma. I remember it being incredibly interesting. I immediately started looking into COGS and Geographic Information Systems.” From Kensington, PEI to Lawrencetown, NS It was the change and opportunity for pure learning that Vanessa was longing for. After completing her degree, the PEI native made a...

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Geocoding across the country

18/04/18

As the largest family-owned and operated telecommunications company in Canada, Eastlink video entertainment and communications to communities, large and small, throughout the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.  Using her Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma, GIS Analyst Haley LeBlanc ensures that as landscapes, technology and demand in these communities change, the company’s employees and customers can access the latest information on services and availability. “The goal is always to provide exceptional service to our customers — knowing where customers are located is one of the ways we can serve them better,” says Haley. She adds, “For example, my team is responsible...

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Spring Festival 2018

11/04/18

The rich diversity of IT Campus was on display this month during the annual Spring Festival celebration. During the event, students of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs treated the campus to the food, dance and music of their birth countries. Representing more than 40 countries — including Syria, India, Eritrea, Egypt, Urguay, China and the Philippines —  students also helped attendees learn more about their culture though informative displays, demonstrations and games. ...

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