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Monthly eNews: March 2023

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March Updates

Spring is upon us, and we want to help you grow this season. In this issue, learn more about free alumni learning opportunities, along with discounts, and College announcements. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we also want to give a special shout out to all the women in our alumni network, especially those in non-traditional roles. You continue to inspire us and lead the way for others. Know an empowering female NSCC alum with a cool story to share? Let us know!

Woman and man installing solar panels in a field, both are wearing safety gear. Free Microcredential training

Thanks to a $46.5M investment from the Government of Canada, member institutions of Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery – including NSCC – are now offering select fully-funded training through Quick Train. The program provides Canadian workers and employers with options to update skills quickly, topics include agriculture, clean tech, construction, transportation, natural resources and more! Learn more and register today.

An African Canadian woman smiles as she posts an open sign on the door of her new business. Applications open for the Start-up Accelerator Program

Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring business owner? Check out NSCC’s Start-up Accelerator Program, a 30-week program specifically designed with a flexible schedule for graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills needed to launch and manage a business. We’re proud to share that Alumni Relations is continuing to sponsor $1,050 of tuition for all accepted into the program for the upcoming academic year. 

The Perokoplis logo Save on filing your taxes with Perkopolis

To help you this tax season, Perkopolis is offering their members 25% off UFile Online until the end of March. Don’t have a free alumni membership with Perkopolis? .

A graphic with the words "NSCC Virtual Open House" overlaying a blue banner with a blurred background of a tree trunk. NSCC Virtual Open House

NSCC is hosting a Virtual Open House March 28-31. Those who attend online sessions can apply for free and have a chance to win a pair of Bose wireless headphones. Explore sessions and help spread the word.

Don Bureaux and leaders from NSCC Student Associations in front a an NSCC backdrop about to sign the Sustainable Development Goals Accord. NSCC Student Associations sign the Sustainable Development Goals Accord

In celebration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week in Canada, NSCC Student Associations from across the College came together to sign the SDG Accord. They’re the latest group within NSCC’s community to sign the SDG Accord, joining International Student Ambassadors who signed in June 2022. The College was one of the first post-secondary institutions in Canada to sign the SDG Accord in January 2021. Learn about the actions NSCC is taking for a sustainable future.

Alumni in the News

Congratulations to Kendall Clancy (Tourism Management '20) who was featured by Saltwire for being appointed the new general manager at the Cabot Cape Breton resort in Inverness. Read more about Kendall’s new career and her incredible professional experience.

P.S. Applications for the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program close on March 31. If selected, NSCC students and recent grads (2018 – present) can receive up to $3,000 in funding, mentorship, and business planning opportunities. Learn more and apply online.