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Success Stories

Student and alumni stories

Every person's journey through NSCC is unique. Here are some stories from NSCC students and alumni that have inspired us.

Finding meaning in community Finding meaning in community

Juno Keizer Beals has had an interest in welding since high school. In 2018, after a ten-year career at a call centre, he decided to make some changes. He joined the Irving Pathways to Shipbuilding Program and he says it changed his life.
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A world of Possibilities A world of Possibilities

Kate Sunabacka was looking for a program that could bring together her experience in trades, her creativity, curiosity and desire to work directly with people. When she arrived at NSCC's Technology Showcase with Women Unlimited in 2017, her life finally fell into focus.
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Shattering the silence around mental health Shattering the silence around mental health

Martina Kelades always knew that she wanted to work with and help people. But she didn't know what that looked like. During her time at NSCC, she met her mentor and began to see sharing your struggles with another person can make a meaningful difference.
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Coaching Greatness Coaching Greatness

As a young person, Colter spent much of his youth travelling back and forth between Toronto and Nova Scotia. A bad reputation, hotheadedness and lack of discipline had him careening down a risky path. He found a way out through NSCC and now works in the community to support youth empowerment.
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Filmmaker giving voice to those with none Filmmaker giving voice to those with none

Abdullah says that even during his first days on campus in 2015 he knew he had found his calling. "I didn't know anything when I began. I was afraid. I'm still afraid. But when I picked up a camera, when I picked up paints, I knew this was something special. It pushed me to do more."
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Slam poet Andre Fenton find passion in Social Services Slam poet Andre Fenton find passion in Social Services

Andre is an active member of the arts community in both the spoken word and film realms. He has won awards in the Emerging Lens Film Festival in Halifax for two consecutive years. One submission, Just Shine, a cinepoem or spoken word on-film, was an independent project he produced while studying Screen Arts.
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