Strategic Plan

A New Plan

Nova Scotia is facing significant challenges. We need a skilled and available workforce to achieve our economic potential. At the same time, we must live within the realities of fiscal restraint.

It is against this background that NSCC is creating a new strategic plan to guide the College into the future. This will not be a "blue sky" plan that sets a new direction for NSCC. Instead, it will focus on how we can obtain the most impact on our mission – Building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation.

Planning Process

We held an extensive series of external consultations which included public, community and industry stakeholders. We heard from our students and employees. Our new strategic plan was approved by the NSCC Board of Governors in June, 2012.

Strategic Plan 2012 – 'Now More Than Ever'

On June 21, 2012, the Board of Governors approved NSCC's third strategic plan 'Now More Than Ever'.

Strategic Plan - 2012 (PDF 2.48MB)

Guided by the understanding of Nova Scotia's need for a skilled and available workforce to achieve its economic potential over the next 10 years, 'Now More than Ever' provides clear direction for the College, derived from the thoughts and ideas of the people who know NSCC best, and motivated by our shared desire to shape a better future for our province.

The plan has 4 strategic priorities – Community Connections, Program Quality, Operational Excellence and Access to Success. As we prepare to put these priorities into action, the plan provides focus and will require us to:

  • Be more mission-driven than ever before.
  • Provide "access on-ramps" so more Nova Scotians can help us address the province's growing labour shortages.
  • Provide the advanced skills that will enable Nova Scotia to compete in world markets today, and provide the foundation for the economy of tomorrow.

Strategic Plan - Video Gallery

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