NSCC, ACC programs aim to diversify shipbuilding, welding

February 23, 2021
Nova Scotia Community College and Assiniboine Community College are running no-cost programs in order to draw underrepresented students into careers in shipbuilding and welding. NSCC’s Pathways to Shipbuilding program, run in partnership with Irving Shipbuilding, the government, and community partners, works to bring groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in shipbuilding, such as women, Indigenous students, and African Nova Scotian students into the profession. CTV News reports that the most recent cohort was fully comprised of African Nova Scotians. ACC has announced that it plans to extend a partnership with Conestoga College that will allow diverse students to gain access to a tuition-free welding program. This intake will focus specifically on equity-seeking groups such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and people who are underemployed. CTV News (NSCC) | Brandon Sun (ACC) (NS | MB)