An important part of our work at NSCC is our role in the economic development of our communities across the province. We offer resources, one-on-one business counselling, mentorship, and work-integrated learning to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in students across all NSCC programs. Our entrepreneurship office is continually looking to further our contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making (EITM) Program is a funding and mentorship opportunity open to NSCC students and recent alumni who are looking to start or expand their business venture. The program focuses on underrepresented groups and is available at all 14 NSCC campuses. This program focuses on SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Challenge Nova Scotia is focused on SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. It is a free, pan-provincial problem-solving competition that calls on students to create innovative solutions to social problems affecting Nova Scotia. It's open to NSCC students in all disciplines and at all campuses. The winning team for 2022 was from eCampus with members Kaya Muir, Manpreet Kaur and Jeffrey King. View the 2022 Challenge NS winning submission below:
Challenge Nova Scotia 2022 - Team 17. (2022). Challenge Nova Scotia: eCampus Campus Team 17 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Or2gH4FO75U
Enactus students turn problems into opportunities with transformational projects. Enactus teams at Ivany, Pictou and Marconi campuses work within their communities to provide meaningful solutions to complex social, environmental, and cultural problems. The Enactus program focuses on SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals.
Watch the video below to learn about one of the many Enactus projects happening on our campuses:
Scotiabank-Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany. (2022, February 28). enactus: NSCC - Ivany Campus [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/-xFeubdsUSw
Our Social Innovation and Making a Difference Program focuses on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Focused on SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, this program is designed to expose students to a different way of doing business, one that many find more appealing than traditional business models. This program includes an opportunity for students to identify innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to current social challenges. A foundational piece of this program is to screen and host a discussion around the film The Social Shift, a documentary on business for the common good.
Common Good Solutions. (2018, June 18). The social shift trailer [Video}. YouTube. https://youtu.be/HK5ilKAogk0