NSCC partners with IBM, province to prep NS high schoolers for tech

March 15, 2019

Nova Scotia Community College has partnered with the provincial government and IBM for a pilot program geared at preparing high school students for careers in the technology sector. An IBM release states that the Technology Advantage Program—inspired by IBM's Pathways in Technology Early College High School—runs from Grade 9-12 before students work toward a two-year technology diploma at NSCC, with the provincial government covering tuition. The 80 students enrolled in the program will have access to mentorship opportunities, internships, and co-op placements, the release adds. "This new and unique program will help address future labour market needs in our province's growing technology sector,” said NS Premier Stephen McNeil. Newswire (NB)