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Entrepreneur and Career Readiness Stories

Photo of Smart WIL Award recipient, Wesley Amirault, at graduation with NSCC President, Don Bureaux.
CEWIL funding sets graduate up for success in unpaid work-term and beyond The Smart WIL Award, established by CEWIL, supports students like Wesley, giving them the extra push they need to succeed while pursuing the unpaid work-integrated learning (WIL) placements required for graduation.
Photo of 2024 Marine Skills Competition winning team, Knots and Bolts. From left to right, John P., Caleb V.; Sean M., Pieter B., Natasha C., John H., Ryan M.
Career fairs, connections and competitions for NSCC students and alumni Thanks to NSCC's event sponsors and industry partners, the College hosted four events from January to March to help students from various programs prepare for the next steps in their careers.
Photo of Sponsor-a-Student recipient, Brandy
Supporting student needs and investing in talent helps Cyber Security grad thrive Meet Brandy McGuire, a 2023 NSCC Cyber Security grad who overcame adversity with the College’s support and jumpstarted her career switch thanks to the Sponsor-a-Student Program.
Photo of David and Michelle Lane.
The Lane family: a lifetime of inspiring students Thanks to David and Michelle Lane's passion for education, innovation and paying it forward, the couple created an enduring legacy for years to come through the Lane Family Endowment Fund.
Photo of Scotiabank EITM Growth Grant Recipient, Kara Friesen.
Scotiabank funding elevates goals for NSCC alumni “I feel very supported as an alum of NSCC’s Kingstec Campus. It's almost like I never left!” said Kara Friesen, in response to being the first recipient of the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Growth Grant.
From left to right, photo of Drew Hood and Cassie MacDonald
Women Unlimited: It's time to go for it! NSCC students Cassie MacDonald and Drew Hood credit the Women Unlimited program at NSCC for helping them navigate the path to their dream careers in the trades.
Group photo of NSCC Foundation, NSCC Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank staff with Entrepreneur-in-the-Making (EITM) recipients Liam Crane and Sabrina Allison at the EITM gift announcement.
Scotiabank commits $210,000 to support and inspire NSCC student and alumni entrepreneurs MEDIA RELEASE: On April 14, at NSCC’s Akerley Campus, Scotiabank announced its three-year $210,000 commitment to extend the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program at NSCC.
Photo of the 2023 Marine Skills Competition winning team, Fish N Chips. Front Row L-R: Alexis Madore, 1st year Engineering; Kayla Wemp, 3rd year Navigation; Felix Weissbach, 1st year Engineering  Back Row L-R: Boyd MacIntrye, 3rd year Engineering; Justin Pautsch, 1st year Navigation; Missing: Pieter Blok, 1st year Navigation
Career fairs and skill building for NSCC Information Technology and Marine students NSCC hosted two events in March at the College's Institute of Technology (IT) Campus and Strait Area Campus Nautical Institute to help students prepare for the next steps in their careers.
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RBC donates $200,000 to support and expand the RBC Student Works Program On Tuesday, October 26, at NSCC’s Kingstec Campus, the RBC Foundation announced a $200,000 donation over two years to support and expand the RBC Student Works Program at NSCC.
Hannah Noftall portrait
Cyber Security enthusiast gets a career head start with Sponsor-a-Student Hannah has had an interest in technology from a young age. Thanks to the Sponsor-a-Student Program and the generosity of a local technology management company, she is pursuing a career in Cyber Security.
Photo of Gord Gamble at Iron Dog.
Supporting youth today to better Nova Scotia’s tomorrow Through the Sponsor-a-Student Program, Iron Dog Inc. led by Gord Gamble is helping NSCC Students get work experience and prepare to join the workforce.
Photo of Scott Gardiner outside in winter.
Video: Innovating for sustainable farming For Scott Gardiner, receiving the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Grant was an opportunity to develop his aquaponics business idea.
Kara at PieceMeal
Scotiabank funding launches NSCC grad’s new meal-kit business Kara Friesen, 2020 Business Administration grad who attended NSCC Kingstec Campus, had tried meal-kit boxes in the past. She was always disappointed by the lack of local produce and the excessive use of packaging she found in the boxes. She kept looking at them and wondering if she could create a more sustainable product.
Photo of group of NSCC and Scotiabank employees at announcement event
Scotiabank gift supports aspiring NSCC entrepreneurs The Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making program will assist NSCC students and recent alumni, particularly underrepresented groups, thanks to a $150,000 donation.
Photo of NSCC President Don Bureaux and RBC executives holding $100,000 cheque
RBC Student Works Fund helps NSCC students gain experience and launch careers A $100,000 contribution by RBC is helping students gain relevant, career-building experience, on campus, while attending NSCC.