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The business of music Myke Bulley doesn’t see himself as musical, but with muti-platinum, Grammy-nominated artists on his artist roster and the world's best producers, engineers and sound designers using his company’s software, the Music Business grad says he feels at home in his career.
A day in the life of an ASL Studies student Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for an NSCC student? Hadley Brooks-Joiner, an NSCC American Sign Language (ASL) Studies grad, shares her daily routine at Ivany Campus.
Grad-owned business 'Ups' their NSCC connection Kate Elliot (Public Relations ‘14) has always been an active alum in the NSCC community. During the College’s 25th anniversary, she reached a personal goal when her business was hired to help with celebrations.
Alum duo makes visual reconnection with College A few months before convocation, classmates Jane Nicholson and Kristen Brown created Arrow & Knot Productions in an editing room at NSCC’s Ivany Campus. This year, their videography company reached a huge milestone after being selected to be part of NSCC’s 25th anniversary.
Innovative sustainability at NSCC At Nova Scotia Community College’s 14 campus and multiple community learning sites, sustainability is woven into nearly all aspects of student and employee life. From photovoltaic arrays that feed into the province’s electrical grid and a multitude of electric vehicle charging stations, to a robust recycling program that diverts 75% of garbage away from landfills, NSCC takes its commitment to positively impacting the environmental sustainability of the province very seriously.
Blending training and culture in early childhood education Megan Longmire of Bear River First Nation says she never considered pursuing a career as an early childhood educator; but when the mother of four was deemed underqualified for a job at her community’s childcare centre, she was presented with an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
Grad builds innovative new school in Barbados When Ryan Massiah left Barbados at 20-years-old to pursue new opportunities in Canada, he couldn’t have imagined that he’d one day return as the CEO of a multi-stream organization building a not-for-profit school in his home community in cooperation with the United Nations.
Early educators are in demand Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator. Marconi Campus is now offering our popular Early Childhood Education program to help people like you achieve your dream of becoming an educator.
Flexible ways to study Business Administration Ivany Campus offers a number of flexible learning options to fit your needs and preferences, including daytime, face-to-face, online and evening classes.
Managing wellness in turbulent times Taking steps to feel our best is an important part of tending to our mental health and overall wellness. Try these practices from our Manager, Employee Health and Wellbeing.
Connection and community With support from NSCC International and EduNova’s Study & Stay™ in Nova Scotia program, Amelia arrived in Springhill ready to build a career as an early childhood educator. Today, she’s an active alum who helps others forge connections and build community.
Back to nature Nathan Crowell is helping the Whale Sanctuary Project better understand the future site of North America’s first whale sanctuary. By gathering data on the seafloor, tides and flushing rates in Port Hilford Bay, he’s helping provide answers to complex questions.
Recipe for success Chefs Mark Paterson and Krista LeTerte are building a culinary empire on Cape Breton Island. The two, award-winning talents and their team create hundreds of thoughtfully curated, expertly prepared apps, entrees and desserts each day for clients across four lines of business.
Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey Riki Lee is the artist behind a new program at NSCC’s campus libraries. The spines of all Mi’kmaw and other first-voice, Indigenous materials have been affixed with a label featuring her deeply-symbolic design — making research easier and celebrating Indigenous content.
A life’s purpose At the age of 6, Vanity Thompson knew she wanted to become a nurse. While life took a different path than expected, she discovered her dream was within reach when she enrolled in the African Canadian Transition Program. Today, she’s a nurse in the QEII’s COVID-19 Unit.
Looking back. Thinking forward. While the Nova Scotia Community College we know today was officially created in 1996, our history can be traced back well beyond 25 years to 1872, when Nova Scotia’s first technical and vocational school opened.
Strength through story Andre Fenton is a two-time NSCC graduate, award-winning writer and youth mentor. Learn how he draws on his skills and experience to help young people find their voice and the strength to tell their stories.
An excellent student leader Levi Ogbaje, a 2nd-year Welding Inspection and Quality Control student at NSCC Pictou Campus, has received the 2021 Silver Award for Student Leadership Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
Work-integrated learning at NSCC Learning on the job as part of your NSCC program is called ‘work-integrated learning’. March is National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Month - learn more about what work-integrated learning is all about.
Smarts, strength and resilience At 52, Christine MacKenzie enrolled in Welding Inspection and Quality Control at Pictou Campus, returning to the classroom after more than 30 years in the workforce. Today, she is a Certified Welding Inspector and a committed life-long learner.
Shipbuilder achieves childhood career dream during pandemic Unique Jones-MacKenzie achieved a childhood dream when he became one of 20 graduates from the Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova Scotians, which concluded at the Halifax Shipyard during the global pandemic.
Sharing Black stories, amplifying Black voices More than five years ago, Radio Television Journalism students at Ivany Campus began investigating a generations-old injustice in the historically-Black community of North Preston. Second-year student Matthew Byard and his fellow continue this work today.
A virtual exchange When COVID-19 required Culinary Management students and faculty to cancel a planned NSCC International trip to the Philippines for the Culinary Cup, an international culinary competition, all was not lost. Students and faculty organized a virtual, culinary exchange that would bring the tastes of Nova Scotia to the Southeast Asian nation.
Building a legacy Antonia Wareham graduated from the first Pathways to Shipbuilding Program, offered in partnership with Women Unlimited in 2015. Today, she's a Journeyperson Welder at the Halifax Shipyard and a mentor to others.
Two-Eyed Seeing Kieran Wasuek Johnson spent her summers discovering nature alongside Mi'kmaw Elders on the Bras d'Or Lakes. Today, she's a camp mentor who weaves traditional knowledge and formal training to protect, discover and experience Unama'ki.
From the ground up André Rosnok completed his Carpenter apprentice technical training and Red Seal Exam at Marconi Campus. Today, he's leading the team of skilled workers building the campus's new home in Downtown Sydney.
Turning the tides Neil Laamanen is helping small- and medium-sized businesses bring their ocean innovations to life at SEATAC, the College's technology access centre – including a 3D metal print that’s become a world tidal sector first.
Standing on guard Trinidadian army veteran Davis Whittle came to Canada in search of new opportunities and to complete the Criminal Justice program at NSCC. He's now a Correctional Officer at the province's largest correctional facility.
Compassion for learning With support from generous donors, Rebecca Lombardo and nearly 500 other students were loaned laptops to support their continued learning and connect them to virtual support services at the College during the coronavirus pandemic.
Construction updates Construction at nine of NSCC's 13 physical campuses and 6 community learning centres is ongoing following announcements by the Province of Nova Scotia in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about this work and view photos of the progress.
Culinary student feeds 300 long haul drivers Kingstec Campus Culinary Management student Joan Godsey is making to-go meals for the 300 commercial drivers of Eassons Transport Group in Kentville, NS., during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 ways to help someone choose the right career Choosing a career path can be daunting. Job-seekers can often focus on getting “a job” as opposed to “the job.” You can help them make the best decision.
5 top jobs and the college programs that can get you there There’s a lot to think about when choosing a career. While it’s most important to choose a path that matches your interests and skills, knowing the employment opportunities is important. Here are some of Nova Scotia’s most in-demand jobs and the college programs that can get you there.
10 things you won't believe our alumni are doing today There are thousands of NSCC grads making an impact across the province, country and world. Meet 10 alumni who are making a name for themselves near and far. Their accomplishments are sure to impress.