Halloween at NSCC was more fun than spooky this year as we carved pumpkins, dressed for the occasion and snacked on treats!
On October 27, 2015 we hosted Open House at our 13 campuses across the province. In addition to tours, demonstrations and presentations, attendees were encouraged to visit in-progress classes such as those in our Culinary Arts program.
During our province-wide Open House on October 27, 2015, visitors to our Strait Area campus were treated to a demonstration using our rescue helicopter simulation equipment.
Rick Mercer Report
Rick Mercer and his crew visited our Strait Area Campus this month to learn how to survive emergencies at sea.
A talented bunch
NSCC grads and faculty from the Music Arts, Music Business and Recording Arts programs receive more than 35 Music Nova Scotia award nominations.
Grand opening of Fresh Café
On October 1, 2015 we celebrated the grad opening of Fresh Café at our Akerley Campus.
One of the yummy treats that you can get at Fresh Café, which opened on October 1, 2015 at our Akerley Campus.
Techsploration Alumnae Conference
Young women from grades nine through twelve participated in the Techsploration Alumnae Conference at our Waterfront Campus.
Bringing home silver
Chef Thomas Carey (left) places 2nd in the Halifax leg of the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships.
A warm bowl of hodgepodge
Hikers participating in the Savour the Trail event are met by students Sean and Brady for a warm bowl of hodgepodge.
October was a whirlwind adventure for NSCC. We welcomed Rick Mercer, opened the doors on Fresh Café and hosted a province-wide Open House; but, that's just a taste of all that October had in store for our students, faculty and staff!
Rebecca Dunphy's "aha" career moment happened in her third year of costume studies at university in Halifax. "Everyone around me was arguing about the width that a buttonhole should be," says Ms. Dunphy. "I didn't see the value I was adding to this program so I abruptly left and switched to business administration at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
With our proximity to the ocean, it seems natural for research to centre around its power, its resources, its fury, its potential and, ultimately, its protection. Nova Scotia Community College researchers are focused on several areas of study on this vast resource which is important to so many in the province.
Students are now faced with having to research, plan and know the outlook for their chosen field before they begin to study, says an industry expert. “Twelve years ago, we could tell young people to look at structured programs with pathways into the working world,” said Laurie Edwards, Nova Scotia Community College's manager of advising.
For many young Nova Scotians, the glorious moment of graduating from university or college is swiftly followed by a disheartening realization of how hard it’s going to be to turn that education into a job. Many go down the road to the rest of Canada, leaving an aging population with a shrinking workforce. Experts say smart interventions at this crucial moment can unlock a brighter future for the province.
Melina Coolen grew up in East River Point, but it is her love of music that eventually led her to Ryerson University in Toronto. The impassioned songwriter has just finished a Masters in Media Production to top off her Bachelor of Music Composition from Acadia University and the Music Arts diploma she received from Nova Scotia Community College.