Pathways to Shipbuilding for African Nova Scotians will create programming and support for 20 African Nova Scotians wishing to earn a welding diploma from Nova Scotia Community College. Partnering with the East Preston Empowerment Academy, the program aims to prepare and train the 20 new students for their welding diplomas at NSCC.
The NSCC Burridge Social Services class made a huge donation to the Yarmouth Food Bank yesterday. The class was granted $2,000 for their community project through the student association and the 'Difference Dollars' initiative through NSCC.
Keisha Price-Pierro, a 21-year-old Nova Scotia Community College Strait area campus office administration student from Wagmatcook, went from nearly homeless to class valedictorian, thanks to an RBC-sponsored pilot project that creates on-campus jobs for struggling students.
During a brainstorming session with fellow social services students at NSCC Burridge campus last year, Billy Upton says the topic of seniors came up. Towards this end of their lives, people seem to forget about them to some extent,” he said. One of the biggest issues discussed by the group in connection with the elderly was food sustainability.
The massive tech growth in Nova Scotia has left the industry in constant need of talent, which provincial education institutions have been working hard to keep up with. In order to help meet the demand, Digital Nova Scotia partners regularly with post-secondary institutions and facilitators to build those skill sets in people. An example would be the One Journey program, offered in partnership with Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education and the Nova Scotia Community College.
A full crowd of supportive students, staff and community members packed the atrium at the Pictou campus of NSCC. The campus – and even some of the guests – were festooned in the colours of the rainbow, for the Pride Coffee House & Celebration.