Enrolment steady at NSCC Cumberland

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Close to 400 students at two locations

Cumberland County's two NSCC campuses are seeing steady enrolment numbers this year.

AMHERST – Cumberland County’s two Nova Scotia Community College campuses are seeing steady enrolment.

Figures released by the college Wednesday indicate the Cumberland campus in Springhill and the Amherst learning centre have 398 students this year – a decline of 10 over last year

Provincially, the number is also steady. As of Sept. 30, 10,866 students are enrolled in certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs at NSCC.

NSCC’s five academic schools (access, applied arts and new media, business, health and human services, and trades and technology) offer more than 100 programs at 13 campuses throughout the province.

 “We are continually working with industry, government and our partners throughout Nova Scotia to ensure we offer training that matches the economic and workforce needs of the province,” said Bruce Tawse, vice-president, academic.

 “Just as important is our work with students during the application process, or even before they apply, to help students choose the program that best suits their skills and interests. That’s when the magic happens – when training leads to a meaningful career.”

NSCC expects an additional 14,000 learners will access apprenticeship training, customized training, continuing education and individual credits over the course of this academic year.

It is anticipated that another 2,000 people will come to the College this year through off-cycle programs (programs that start later in the academic year) or via continuous intake (programs that accept applicants throughout the year).

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Cumberland

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Springhill, Nova Scotia

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