A titan in the field

13/02/18

When Ashley Innocente graduated from Truro Campus, her mind was set on a career as a behavioral therapist within Corrections Canada; however, her heart was less sure. “Psychology had always been my interest,” says Ashley. “I thought I would continue my education after NSCC and study human behavior, but I realized that corrections didn’t really suit my personality.” Ashley explains that while her plans may have changed, she remained confident that her education would support her no matter what decision she made about her future. “My program had so many transferable skills — I wasn’t limited to my field of study,” she says....

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NSCC partners with Rick Hansen Foundation

08/02/18

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are teaming up to deliver the British Columbia-based organization’s accessibility assessor training program in Nova Scotia. Beginning this spring, participants chosen by the province will be trained to analyze buildings and sites for overall accessibility – particularly for persons with physical, sensory, learning and developmental disabilities – through the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM program. Learn more >>> ...

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Navy Petty Officer gets start at NSCC

25/01/18

Amy Durrah says that she “fell into” her career as an Electrical Technician in the Royal Canadian Navy. “I was at a really low point in my life when I applied to NSCC. I lacked self-confidence and direction. I was overwhelmed and lost. I needed a change.” Though she had never picked up a screwdriver, or a wrench, Amy applied to Marconi Campus and the Electro Mechanical Technician Program. “I wanted to do something new. Something that would challenge me. I felt it was what I needed to pull me out of the rut I was in.” Amy soon discovered that in...

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On track to become world’s fastest wheelchair athlete

19/01/18

Ben Brown doesn’t race wheelchairs as a hobby. The Kingstec Campus student is a full-time athlete working towards the lofty goal of joining Canada’s Paralympic Team in Tokyo in 2020. “I race wheelchairs fulltime,” says Ben. “I’ve been travelling the world since 2014 — racing since 2009 — and represented Canada at the Parapan Am Games in 2015.” For Ben, achieving a Business Administration Diploma is an essential part of reaching his Olympic goal. “To be a full-time athlete, I need financial stability. Being paralyzed and on the Autism spectrum, and trying to work for someone else can be very difficult, so...

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