6 Nova Scotia PSE institutions among partners in Canada's first IBM Global Delivery Centre

November 9, 2012

The Nova Scotia government and IBM Canada, along with a consortium of 6 PSE institutions, led by Nova Scotia Community College, announced Thursday new agreements to create an IBM Global Delivery Centre in the province -- the first IBM centre of its kind in Canada. Through Nova Scotia Business Inc., the government is investing up to $12.24 million in exchange for up to 500 new jobs in the province. IBM is making a multimillion-dollar investment and collaborating with NSCC, Acadia, CBU, Dal, SMU, and StFX to establish a province-wide centre of excellence in analytics education, certification, training, and research. IBM says the collaboration will deliver post-secondary analytics curriculum to produce workers with in-demand analytics skills, train graduates in skills to make them more employable, and retrain valuable employees with aging skill-sets. The company says students studying analytics, computer science, supply chain, and engineering will all be candidates for employment in the new Global Delivery Centre. IBM News Release | NS News Release | NSBI News Release