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Monthly eNews: February 2022

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February Updates

The winter weather may be unpredictable, but you can depend on us for the latest resources, stories and updates to get you through. February has also been a time of learning and perspective as we recognize African Heritage Month.

Photo of entrepreneur-in-the-making recipient Kara Start-Up Programs for Entrepreneurs

If you graduated from 2017 to 2021 and have the desire to start or grow a business, apply for start-up funding through NSCC’s Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program. If selected, you could receive one-time funding up to a maximum of $3,000. Learn more about the Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program. Applications open on February 17, 2022.

NSCC also offers a 30-week entrepreneurial program for NSCC graduates who want to start and manage their own business. Learn more about the Start-Up Accelerator program.

Photo of TD Insurance logo A New Way for NSCC Alumni to Save

Thanks to the affinity program agreement between TD Life Insurance and NSCC alumni, you can benefit from premium savings on eligible TD Term Life Insurance. Feel confident knowing life insurance coverage can help protect your family’s financial future.

Learn more about TD Term Life Insurance online or call 1.866.883.5647.

Photo of student on laptop smiling Webinar Series: Careers in Tech

Are you curious about what it takes to work in the exciting world of tech? Virtusa is hosting a series of tech-focused webinars to help students and recent graduates learn more about the industry trends and what opportunities await! Learn more about the Careers In Tech webinar series and register for sessions.

Photo of two colleagues in a meeting Funding to Hire Recent Graduates

Did you know that if you hire a recent NSCC graduate the Government of Nova Scotia could cover a portion of their salary?

Graduate to Opportunity is a program that aims to build a stronger workforce and retain young people in Nova Scotia. To find out if your business qualifies for this subsidy visit the Graduate to Opportunity website.

Photo of NSCC's 25th anniversary logo Share Your Story

In honour of NSCC’s 25th Anniversary, we want to hear from you! Tell us how you have been positively impacted by NSCC, or how you are making a positive impact in your community. Share your story or visit our 25th Anniversary website to learn more on how you can celebrate this milestone with us.

Alumni in the News

Melina Coolen (Music Arts ’13) talks about how the pandemic inspired the music on her new EP, Windows, in this recent Saltwire article.

P.S. We’re still feeling the Valentine’s Day Love with this story of NSCC alumni and business owners Mark Paterson and Krista LeTerte (Culinary Management ’15) of Mise en Place Catering in Sydney, NS.