Employers oppose discontinuation of machinist program at NSCC Halifax

February 18, 2011

Following word that Nova Scotia Community College will discontinue the machinist program in Halifax, some potential employers are frustrated that machinist training will in future be available only at NSCC's Pictou and Kentville campuses. One employer says those campuses are too far from Halifax-Dartmouth for students to commute to classes, and that most machinist graduates from those campuses are interested only in working in their home communities. NSCC's dean of trades and technology says the college has an overcapacity of machinist training space in Pictou and Kentville, and will use the space made available at the Halifax campus for new high-tech programs that are in demand by prospective students. Halifax Chronicle-Herald