Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Tourism Program
This global skills opportunity will provide an opportunity for NSCC and TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) students and employees to participate jointly in a one-week program in Grenada learning about sustainability, entrepreneurship and eco-tourism in the region. The students will work together in small groups and visit several entrepreneurs on the island who focus on a variety of different kinds of eco-tourism. The visits will provide students with a better understanding of sustainability practices in Grenada and an overall sense of the importance of entrepreneurship and tourism.
NSCC and TAMCC students will be given a sustainability challenge and work together to find a solution based on information gathered through the site visits to service providers. The final project will have the groups present on their solution to the challenge in front of a panel of judges and a winner will be selected. Students will spend one week in country on the project in May of 2024.
- Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
- Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
- Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry-related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
- Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
- Identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Grenada.
Subject to change
October 2023 - Applications launched
October 30, 2023 - Employee application deadline
January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline
January 26 , 2024 - Student selection deadline
February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins
April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference
May 2024 - Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Tourism Program in Grenada
June 2024 - Evaluation and debrief
Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning
Employees will provide mentoring and support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program which will include frequent project meetings, some training modules and other duties required by NSCC International, and will accompany the students during the on-site phase. Employee leads will have the option of being mentored by those who have led similar projects in the past. Employees will be required to submit a report/feedback on the program upon return to Nova Scotia.
- Must be an employee from any NSCC program with a passion and knowledge of entrepreneurship and tourism;
- International experience considered an asset;
- Must have a valid passport or the ability to get one;
- Commitment to applying learning that is gained in future work with NSCC.
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