The first-ever Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova Scotians concluded today at Halifax Shipyard where students had been working on their final practical training in the two-year welding program.
Nova Scotia Community College said it's moving many of its courses online in the fall with some trades students and instructors meeting on campus, possibly with protective equipment, as part of the new COVID-19 reality.
Representatives from post-secondary institutions are taking part in a panel discussion on campus accessibility as part of the National AccessAbility Week Digital Conference, hosted by Halifax-based organization reachAbility.
Nineteen students participating in the two-year Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova Scotians who were just weeks away from completing their Welding Diploma program from Nova Scotia Community College when Covid-19 disrupted studies and schedules have been able to resume program thanks to a sponsorship by Irving Shipbuilding and continued support from our key community partners; East Preston Empowerment Academy, the YMCA, Employment Nova Scotia, NSAA and CWB.
The new principal of the Strait Area Campus brings an extensive background in the marine industry as well as post-secondary experience to his new post. The Nova Scotia Community College recently named Vivek Saxena as the new principal at the Port Hawkesbury campus.