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Monthly eNews: May 2022

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May Updates

It’s great to feel the sun’s warmth and watch nature flourish as we move towards summer. May has been active for our community with the wrap-up of NSCC’s 25th anniversary, adding to the nostalgia that many alumni share this time of year. This month, we’re offering FREE learning, exclusive promotions, and networking opportunities. We’re also hiring a full-time Gift Processing & Foundation Administrator! If you or someone you know is great with numbers, highly organized and detail-oriented, please consider applying or spread the word. The deadline is Thursday, May 19.

Photo of geowall NSCC 25-Minute Learning Series: DIY at Home

Are you looking for a fun summer project? Learn from alum trade experts Ronda Frigault (Pipe Trades ‘99), Justin Daley (Plumbing ‘03) and Denika Coakley (Carpentry ‘15) in our latest NSCC 25-Minute Learning video, DIY at Home edition. You’ll learn how to install a faucet, create your own geometric accent wall, and most importantly, when to call a professional. Also be sure to watch our Land and Garden edition with insights on land appreciation and how to create your own potted planters.

Photo of NSCC alumni ring NSCC Ring Week this June

Do you have an NSCC Alumni Ring? Showcase your NSCC pride and email us a photo of you wearing your ring! Don’t have your alumni ring yet? We’ve partnered with Charm Diamonds to offer our annual Ring Week in early June, so you can get 10% off your Alumni Ring and be entered to win your ring (up to a value of $235). You can place your order online or in-person at your local Charm store. Follow us on Facebook to be alerted on sales dates!

Photo of Tribe Network logo Tribe Network Black Start-Up Project Atlantic Roadshow

Tribe Network is inviting Black entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to their Black Start-Up Project Atlantic Roadshow to network, and discuss challenges and opportunities. Your input will help guide their Black Start-Up Project programs and services, which drives Black innovation and entrepreneurship. Register for an upcoming session happening in Preston (May 19), Digby (May 25), New Glasgow (May 31), or virtually (June 8).

Photo of bedroom List Your Rental for FREE & Support NSCC Students

As alumni, you know firsthand the important role the NSCC campuses play in supporting local economies and contributing to community success across Nova Scotia. Staff, faculty, and alumni are essential to this continued success. The demand for safe and affordable housing is on the rise across Nova Scotia, including among NSCC students. Rent your apartment, basement or spare room by listing it for FREE on Places4Students. You can also host a student with Canada Homestay Network and receive an allowance to offset expenses. Contact NSCC Off-Campus Housing to learn more.

Photo of people shaking hands Hire a New Grad

Are you or your employer looking for talent? Thousands of new NSCC grads will be entering the job market this June. Expand your recruitment strategies and reach NSCC talent by using our Employer and Industry Collaboration site. Check out our free job posting board and funding information to support new grad hires.

Photo of perkopolis logo Get Summer-Ready with Savings

Start summer off right by saving money on your next trip, tech purchase, wardrobe, or interior design refresh, with Perkopolis! We offer all NSCC alumni a FREE membership with Perkopolis. If you’re not already a member, sign up today! Please allow up to two weeks to receive your code.

Alumni in the News

Congratulations to Shawn Montique (Applied Media and Communication Arts '18), who was featured by CTV Atlantic News for his new business, Gloria’s International Grocery. Shawn’s store opened earlier this month at 200 Portland St., Dartmouth, and it's believed to be the first dedicated Caribbean grocery store in Atlantic Canada.

P.S. Well done to the alumni who competed at the 2022 Nova Scotia Skills Competition! Join us as we cheer on Team Nova Scotia at Nationals in Vancouver, May 24-28. Keep an eye on Skills Canada-Nova Scotia and Skills Canada’s Facebook page to follow the competition.