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2022 is a new year, time for a new start.

Start the new year off right and check out our 2022 program offerings.

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Attend Virtual Open House, October 27-30

Top 6 reasons to attend Virtual Open House, October 27-30.

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A life's purpose

Vanity Thompson is a two-time NSCC grad and nurse at the QEII's COVID-19 Unit. Learn how she gained the confidence at college to pursue her dream career.

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Five reasons to attend Student Orientation

Student Orientation kicks off the new academic year on September 7-8, 2021. You may attend in person or online depending on your program - check your NSCC email for details.

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Strength through story

Andre Fenton is a two-time NSCC graduate, award-winning writer and youth mentor. Learn how he draws on his skills and experience to help young people find their voice and the strength to tell their stories.

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There’s still time to apply for fall 2021

We're accepting qualified applicants through September 17. View our current program openings and apply today.

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Every child matters

We stand with residential school Survivors and their families. Make time to learn about residential schools and access supports if you need them.

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Sales professional improves skills with new course

Keigan MacDonald is one of the first graduates from NSCC’s new 18-week Professional Sales certificate course at Truro Campus.

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Woodworking careers

Learn about our many programs to pursue a career in woodworking.

Levi Ogbaje is shown during CICan’s Student Showcase on Parliament Hill prior to the pandemic. Levi is black wearing a suit and purple tie. He is smiling at the camera and he stands in front of an NSCC Entrepreneurship pull-up banner.

An excellent student leader

Levi Ogbaje, a 2nd-year Welding Inspection and Quality Control student at NSCC Pictou Campus, has received the 2021 Silver Award for Student Leadership Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

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NSCC grad launches local meal-kit business

Learn how Kara Friesen launched PieceMeal Food Provisions after winning the Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program at Kingstec Campus.

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Protecting Cape Breton waters from marine debris

Award-winning environmentalist uses NSCC education to inspire others

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Apply for awards, scholarships and bursaries

Our awards, scholarships and bursaries help you supplement your educational costs. Apply through our Student Awards Portal.

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Attend Virtual Open House, March 23-26

Top 6 reasons to attend NSCC's Virtual Open House, March 23-26.

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Work-integrated learning at NSCC

Learning on the job as part of your NSCC program is called ‘work-integrated learning’. March is National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Month - learn more about what work-integrated learning is all about.

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Smarts, strength and resilience

At 52, Christine MacKenzie enrolled in Welding Inspection and Quality Control at Pictou Campus, returning to the classroom after more than 30 years in the workforce. Today, she is a Certified Welding Inspector and a committed life-long learner.

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Shipbuilder achieves childhood career dream during pandemic

Unique Jones-MacKenzie achieved a childhood dream when he became one of 20 graduates from the Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova Scotians, which concluded at the Halifax Shipyard during the global pandemic.

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Sharing Black stories, amplifying Black voices

More than five years ago, Radio Television Journalism students at Ivany Campus began investigating a generations-old injustice in the historically-Black community of North Preston. Second-year student Matthew Byard and his fellow continue this work today.

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Getting into the green scene

IKEA is Atlantic Canada’s largest producer of solar energy through its rooftop panels. NSCC student, Bahram Farrokkhzad, is helping to ensure IKEA’s solar energy surplus will be used effectively.

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A virtual exchange

When COVID-19 required Culinary Management students and faculty to cancel a planned NSCC International trip to the Philippines for the Culinary Cup, an international culinary competition, all was not lost. Students and faculty organized a virtual, culinary exchange that would bring the tastes of Nova Scotia to the Southeast Asian nation.

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