The NSCC experience is all about shaping you as a person, doing what's right for you, becoming independent, following your dream, creating your own success story, and making a difference.
Alex loved the Recording Arts program – it provided him with the knowledge, experience and skills he needed to work in a recording studio and also the opportunity to work and collaborate with students in other programs like Music Arts, Music Business and Screen Arts. And one of his songs was chosen by Screen Arts students for a music video project. “The process of being filmed was an awesome experience,” he says. “And the video turned out great!”
Class of 2010
Alex wrote and recorded 8 of his own songs while he was at NSCC, releasing his 2nd album “Transit Lines” after he graduated and he’s recently opened a recording studio, HarbourTone Productions. He’s also taken on the role of artistic director for the Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne, where he’s having fun collaborating with a variety of artists.
She's one part baker; one part rocker chick. And she's got the tattoos to prove both. Jacqui Keseluk loves cake and her passions for all things sweet started early. "I first started liking desserts because my grandmother and my mother were always making them," she says. At 15, she knew her dream was to open a pastry shop.
Baking & Pastry Art,
Class of 2011
As a student in the Baking & Pastry Art and Culinary Arts, Jacqui competed in a number of competitions. This proved to be great training for her entry in the Food Network's Recipe to Riches contest. Her Multi-Layered Peach Cake won the cake category netting her $25,000 and national fame!
One thing Dexter figured out how to make better was a wood compressor. Working with this dad, he found a way to compress sawdust into fire logs which can help save on waste and energy.
Industrial Engineering Technology, Class of 2013 Hometown: New Ross
When it came time to choosing a program to study after high school, Dexter considered other engineering programs but chose Industrial Engineering Technology. "I like that it is a 2-year program. You're in and out. It is hands-on. I've always liked hands-on learning more than studying from a book."
In the Academic & Career Connections program, Stacy was able to explore options. She even got to take some elective courses from the Human Services program and found she was really good at making personal connections and helping people.
Academic & Career Connections,
Class of 2013
Working at Indian Brook's Health Clinic during the summer has been a great experience and confirmed that she's on the right path. Long term, she might like to work with Aboriginal youth or get into mental health counselling.
Artists know that thrill of seeing something special, some new and more effective way of telling a story. By studying what inspired him, Jason was able to find his stories. There is an element of mimicry in that success, which Jason freely admits. "Hopefully you can see my inspirations in my work," he says, "but they are presented in a new way to a new audience."
Class of 2003
In his hit film Hobo with a Shotgun, Jason mashed many diverse inspirations together, everything from the gold and red brashness of Hulk Hogan to the absurd magic realism of Ghostbusters. He has paid careful attention to how other visual artists catch the eye and hold an audience's attention. And, specific to the YouTube generation, he created Hobo almost as a writer would develop a short story collection – a viral movie where any one piece could be YouTube hit. The result is an intense sensory experience, one that is uniquely and unmistakably Jason Eisener.
Scott considered studying Civil Engineering and Music, but when his physics teacher suggested surveying as a field that combined many of his interests – math-oriented, active, working outdoors – it totally clicked. He talked to a friend's Dad who works as a surveyor, researched it online and went to a campus event to learn more.
Class of 2012
At the event, he met the instructor who has travelled a lot and has worked up north and other interesting places. The opportunities for work and travel really appealed to Scott and confirmed he made the right choice.
In high school, Seth really liked studying global economics. Discussing business strategies and economic issues was something he found interesting. When it came time to choose a college or university, Seth decided to take Business Administration because he likes the range of different options he'll have when he completes the diploma in 2 years.
Class of 2013
Seth is also really looking forward to college life – staying in residence at the Truro Campus, meeting new friends and, of course, playing on the campus soccer team.
Travis graduated from the Industrial Mechanical program in 2011. He learned to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. For someone who likes to figure out how stuff works, he really liked the broad spectrum of what this program offered.
Class of 2011
Hometown: North Preston
Always ready for a challenge, Travis stepped up to represent his class in a skills competition. "The pressure of having everyone watch me was the tough part, but I was ready for it. I need to see what my learning applies to."