Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) plays a vital role in advancing Nova Scotia by providing industry-driven education and training in communities across the province.
Government is investing $19.4 million in infrastructure upgrades at nine campuses across Nova Scotia. The investment is part of the province’s recently announced $230 million in infrastructure stimulus spending – part of its response to address the economic impacts of COVID-19.
“As our province begins to reopen, we’re focused on opportunities for all Nova Scotians,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis. “This investment is about creating local jobs and upgrading key infrastructure that supports the training and development of our future workforce.”
The project designs are complete and the contractor tenders are underway. Work on some of the projects has already begun and the remainder of the projects will begin this summer. Once the tendering process concludes, the complete project list will be available.
In total, these projects will generate employment equivalent to 100 full-time jobs.
These funds are extremely important investments in our campuses, which are situated across Nova Scotia and serve as both important educational centres and community resources. By addressing these much-needed repairs now, we’re able to reduce our future costs and extend the life of our campuses.
Don Bureaux, president, NSCC
- projects range from culinary kitchen upgrades to campus residence washroom upgrades, making the washrooms universal (gender neutral and fully accessible)
- five of the projects (totaling $16.4 million) are exterior wall upgrades, which will be essential in helping to extend the life of campus buildings
- all projects are expected to be completed by March 31, 2021
- the upgrades are focused on nine of NSCC’s 14 campuses in Yarmouth, Truro, Halifax, Springhill, Kentville, Stellarton, Port Hawkesbury, Dartmouth and Shelburne