Applications to NSCC soar

July 9, 2012

Nova Scotia Community College has seen a significant increase in demand for shipbuilding-related programs since the federal government announced last fall that the Halifax Shipyard won a $25-billion contract to construct the next generation of Canada's naval vessels. Compared to this time last year, applications to NSCC's metal fabrication program are up by 368%. Applications to the welding program have increased by 97%, applications to the pipe trades program are up by 20%, and applications to the electrical construction and industrial certificate have risen by 14%. Chronicle Herald