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NSCC showcase highlights student innovation, skills training

April 4, 2017 – Media Release

Dartmouth, NSFrom a posture correction device to a loon pontoon to a solar snow removal project, NSCC's Waterfront Campus will be buzzing with innovative activity as it hosts its annual Technology Showcase this week.

The event takes place on Friday, April 7, 2016 from 9 am to 2 pm, with a special industry-focused showcase on Thursday, April 6 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.  The displays and activity will be located in the main hallways of Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth. The event is open to high school students, industry stakeholders and members of the community.

With a focus on skills and technical ability, the showcase will feature projects by students in programs including mechanical, civil and environmental engineering technology, and drafting architecture and a number of trades and technology programs from campuses across the College.

This year's event includes an "Energy Alley" which highlights over 14 energy-related projects such as a solar tracker, wind generator, Cansolar Efficiency Monitoring System, and a solar snow removal project. There will also be displays of the many College resources including the helicopter from the Aviation Institute, various applied research projects and energy sustainability projects.

In addition to the Technology Showcase, Skills Canada-Nova Scotia will also hold one of its annual provincial skills competitions at Waterfront Campus this Friday. This competition highlights the importance of skills training in various disciplines including aerospace technology, computer animation, refrigeration and air conditioning and video production. SCNS provides opportunities for youth in N.S. to explore skills in trades and technology.

"The 100 projects involved are a great example of the innovative spirit within these students and a real glimpse into the potential within our future workforce," says NSCC President Don Bureaux. "With the energy and ideas we see at this showcase each year, the future is looking bright."

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

Niki Toomey
NSCC Communications Advisor

Kathleen Cameron
NSCC Manager, External Relations


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