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Nautical Institute announces new marine training equipment

March 9, 2017 – Media Release

Port Hawkesbury, NS – New marine equipment resources were announced today for the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Nautical Institute.

The additions include a totally enclosed lifeboat and new davits, Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) and a Single Arm Davit for the Institute’s wave tank. The equipment will enhance the College's ability to continue to provide world-class, Transport Canada approved training for our industry partners as well as our cadets in all the marine core programs.

Strait Area Campus Principal Tom Gunn says, "The equipment will help to ensure students studying at the Nautical Institute receive the training and education necessary to meet the current and future needs of the marine sector."

This equipment will help augment the already vital resources at the Institute including a recently purchased free-fall lifeboat, and computer-based training modules for the College's oceans-related programs.

"Nova Scotians have gone to sea for generations and that tradition is proudly supported by the training and education delivered through the Nautical Institute," says Cathy MacLean, NSCC Vice-President, Campuses and Communities.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120+ programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For More Information

Kathleen Cameron
NSCC Manager, External Relations


William Comeau
NSCC Communications Advisor


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