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Camosun College and Nova Scotia Community College partner in marine education

June 04, 2018 – Media Release

Camosun College and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) have signed an MOU agreeing to work together to create training opportunities in the marine sector and other areas of mutual interest. The three-year agreement includes marine and oceans academic education, industry training, and research collaborations.

The two colleges will work together on potential workforce development opportunities that support provincial and national marine and oceans interests, including sharing of curriculum, student learning experiences, faculty exchanges, new program development, and customized training for public/private partners.

"This agreement provides a unique opportunity to offer bi-coastal training solutions for the Canadian marine industry," says Geoff Wilmshurst, Vice President, Partnerships at Camosun. "We believe it will provide significant benefits to our industry partners and enhance the training scope and expertise each of our institutions will be able to offer."

Applied research collaborations are central to the partnership, and both colleges will work together on information exchanges, staff visits, and student work placements. International educational opportunities, such as technical projects and exchanges, are also key components of the agreement. Camosun and NSCC are currently partnered on projects in Kenya for national polytechnic development.

"By working together, we can share resources and expertise to collaborate and expose students and faculty to new and emerging technology," says Jeffrey Taylor, Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation at NSCC. "In many ways, we can link our coasts through collaboration."

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 plus 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 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

About Camosun

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence. Our two campuses, Lansdowne and Interurban, serve approximately 19,000 learners a year in more than 160 certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree and continuing education programs. 91% of our grads are either employed in their fields or pursuing further studies. Our impact as a college extends well beyond our highly skilled, job-ready graduates – we provide contract training opportunities for local business; research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers.

For More Information

William Comeau, NSCC
Communications Advisor


Geoff Wilmshurst
Vice President, Partnerships
Camosun College