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Nova Scotia Community College receives $2.2M in ACOA funding

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The funding of $1,207,500 NSCC, a Springboard Atlantic member, received from ACOA will support applied research in local clean technology, agriculture, fisheries, and in the marine and manufacturing sectors. This will include the purchases of new 3D printing technology and a mobile micro-grid capable of generating and storing wind and other forms of clean energy for the Dartmouth waterfront campus, a “visualization lab” to help researchers tap Lidar-based data for the Middleton campus and an integrated UAV crop-management system for precision viticulture for the NSCC’s Centre for Geographic Sciences, in Lawrencetown.

The remaining $948,000 will help NSCC support 40 Nova Scotian firms to improve their HR, occupational health and industrial engineering, will allow NSCC to hire a manufacturing technician to incorporate new technology into the curriculum and to help students build entrepreneurial skills across NSCC’s 13 campuses until June 30 next year.

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