Nova Scotia Taps into Tomorrow’s Potential

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Stephen McNeil, Premier, Nova Scotia, announcing the Technology Advantage Program at Rockingstone Heights Junior High School in Halifax, N.S., Mar. 14. (Credit: Province of Nova Scotia)

The Government of Nova Scotia continually works to support the future potential of our students and help create opportunities for young people to see a future for themselves in our province. We are pleased to announce a new option for students through a unique IBM-inspired program that will provide more opportunity in the information technology sector.  

Based on IBM’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), we are implementing a made-in-Nova Scotia approach to support our students and help address the future labour market needs of Nova Scotia’s growing technology sector.

Public school students participating in the six-year program will receive mentorship opportunities, internships and co-operative education placements, in addition to classroom learning. They will receive their high school diploma and a free two-year diploma from the local community college. 

P-TECH, or the Technology Advantage Program as we’re calling it in Nova Scotia, will create pathways to success by connecting students’ education with a need in the technology sector. 

Students will graduate with the skills and qualifications to enter good paying jobs in the technology sector or to continue their studies, helping build a strong Nova Scotia workforce that can pave the way for innovation right here at home.

Premier of Nova Scotia

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