Central to a healthy workforce is an efficient labour market, where employers can hire talented workers with the skills needed to quickly add value to the team and organization. One key way to address this need is to ensure students and recent graduates have work integrated learning placements where their education is blended into the workplace.
Work placements are essential to support employment pathways for members of equity seeking communities. NSCC will provide paid work placements of approximately 4 months for students and recent graduates of these communities to gain direct experience and support the creation of an inclusive and efficient pool of talent for Nova Scotian businesses.
A Rankin Government will help students and graduates access the labour market by investing $3.75 million over 3 years to fund 150 co-op placements connected to NSCC programs.
Revitalizing Downtown Sydney with a New NSCC Marconi Campus
The relocation of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus to a new, contemporary home, will revitalize Sydney’s waterfront and highlights the power of education to transform lives and also communities.
The Marconi Campus will be a beacon on the Sydney Harbour. A modern design with state of the art technology and built to a LEEDS gold standard – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – that will attract students from across the province.
This $18 million transformational project will become a magnet for innovation, entrepreneurship, culture and business for all of Cape Breton. Enhanced infrastructure will enable NSCC to offer additional programming to provide students with new skills, including new music business management and performance courses to support our vibrant creative economy.
The project will stimulate economic development and catalyze the revitalization of Sydney’s downtown core, attracting large numbers of students and staff to the area and presenting opportunities for businesses to develop.