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Called 'the education province', Nova Scotia is home to 13 community colleges, 11 degree granting universities and various trade schools all focused on careers for the 21st century. Here's a list of the many educational opportunities open to youth and the youthful.

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Free Electrical Safety Certificate Course
What should you do when your cat goes up a power pole, or if a tree falls on a power line? If you don't know you probably should. The Nova Scotia Community College and NS Power have teamed up to offer two free online courses relating to electrical safety.

In order to be the best
you must have the courage to be different!

It is impossible to excell
and be like
everyone else.

Registered Private Career Colleges in Nova Scotia
A complete directory of registered private career colleges in the province, listed with programs offered and contact information.

Nova Scotia Education/Training Database
Highway7's growing database of educational resources and training opportunities. Includes distance education, communications technology, multimedia, offshore and survival training.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Canada's largest centre of ocean research brings together over 300 scientists, engineers, and hydrographers in many specialized fields of study

Canadian Coastguard College
While not in the metro area, the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney is one of the most modern and well equipped marine colleges in the world

With 7000 British pounds derived from the spoils of the War of l812, Lord Dalhousie of the Royal Navy established this renowned university in central south Halifax

Formerly known as the Nova Scotia Technical College, Daltech is dedicated to professional education and research in the fields of architecture, computer science and engineering

Mackenzie College (Halifax Campus)
Where technology and creativity meet in a multimedia curriculum. Since l993.

Mount St. Vincent
Founded by the Sisters of Charity in l873, Mount St. Vincent is 'dedicated to the education of women'

Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC)
A short drive from Halifax in Bible Hill, NSAC provides agricultural based Technical, Technology, Bachelor and Masters level programs

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)
Established by Anna Leonowens ( the real life governess of the King of Siam) as the Victoria School of Art and Design, NSCAD has come far since its beginnings in l887

Nova Scotia Community College
A network of 13 campuses offers occupational trade certificates, diplomas, and advanced diploma programs in applied arts, apprenticeable trades, business, health, human services, technical and technology fields

Saint Mary's
This venerable university in the heart of Halifax welcomes students in several languages and offers a selection of online study programs in addition to its regular course offerings.

University of King's College
Located on the Dalhousie campus, King's College offers degrees programmes in the in arts and science, and established its fine School of Journalism in l978.

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Bay of Islands Centre


The Bay of Islands Centre for Sustainable Development.

Trails, festivals, outfitters, seminars and workshops in sustainability, forest remediation and renewable energy.

Submitted by:

J. Teuwen
Feb 5 2003

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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