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NSCC students to tackle Premier's challenge during innovation event

Nov. 14, 2022 – Media Release

Halifax, N.S. - This Friday, close to 300 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students will participate in the 8th Annual Challenge Nova Scotia competition – a pan-provincial event that calls on NSCC students to develop innovative solutions to a social challenge issued to them by Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston.

“I’m once again pleased to participate in the NSCC Challenge Nova Scotia event,” says Premier Houston. “I appreciate Nova Scotians who step up and come up with solutions to our most pressing challenges.”

At the beginning of the event, Premier Houston and NSCC President Don Bureaux address participants via a pre-recorded video and reveal this year’s secret challenge question. Teams of three to five students will then develop their solutions and create 90-second explainer videos using online collaboration tools.

“After a lengthy pandemic, our province has faced many unique challenges that continue to impact individuals, communities, and the economy,” says Don Bureaux. “This year’s event focus will be shaped by the realities of today.”

In the days following the event, the student team’s ideas will be reviewed by a panel of judges – representing the College's industry and community partners. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and their video solutions will be presented to Premier Houston for consideration.

Event: Challenge Nova Scotia
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 (10 am to 10 pm)
Location: At all NSCC Campuses

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, Manager of External Relations, NSCC