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NSCC, Junior Achievement partner to promote entrepreneurship

Media Release

Tuesday May 16, 2018 

NSCC, Junior Achievement partner to promote entrepreneurship

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia (JA) have signed an MOU to explore opportunities and benefits offered through a partnership to promote entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia.

“Students and graduates must see themselves as entrepreneurial thinkers within their communities,” says Sheri Williams, manager, NSCC Entrepreneurship. “NSCC and JA can help by providing the resources and tools they need to help realize their potential.”

Through the sharing of resources and expertise, the two organizations will increase cooperation and collaboration for the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem across the province to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. As stated in the One Nova Scotia report, to rebuild the province, especially in rural regions, the role of business and entrepreneurial initiative are crucial parts of education.

“Introducing kids to careers in their communities and getting them more attached to the labour market early will only benefit them and the province over time,” says Shakara Joseph.  “By transferring knowledge, sharing resources and providing support, this partnership is a great way to make those introductions.”

The first event supported by the new agreement is World of Choices, which brings students together with mentors working in related fields, industries and professions and helps clarify career and educational pathways for participants. NSCC will host the event at campuses across the province from May 8 to 24.

 May 8- Lunenburg                          May 16- Ivany
May 10- Marconi                             May 17- Truro
       May 11- Burridge                             May 24- Kingstec

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About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120 plus programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. 

About Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia

JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas. For every $1 invested into JA programs, $45 is created in economic prosperity.

Contact information:

Billy Comeau
NSCC Communications Advisor
902-491-2213
William.Comeau@nscc.ca
@NSCCNews

Shakara Joseph
COO,  Junior Achievement Nova Scotia
902-454-4564
sjoseph@janovascotia.ca
@JAnovascotia

We Are JA

Junior Achievement Blog

Hey! I am Rose and I am the summer intern at Junior Achievement. I love making films, writing and entrepreneurship. I did the Company Program this year and it was an incredible experience to meet like minded people, start a business and network with others in the business world. I was the VP of marketing and it allowed for me learn so much about market research and marketing campaigns which help engage your target market. Each week, I am going to be talking about my experiences with JA, the exciting things happening this summer and what I learn along the way! 

My group’s company was Be❤️cause and we created badges by hand. Our company sold themed badges each depicting different causes one could support by purchasing that particular badge. We overcame challenges that we ran into and we’re able to break even at the end of the program. My group was an amazing group of students that were all passionate about our product and giving back to our community as our company was a social enterprise. 

This week I'm going to the Phoenix Centre to help with Ideation Boot Camp as they present their ideas for a business in a short pitch. We are also hard at work planning an incredible week in August for JA-Amp! The camp is all about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. To register for the weeklong day camp go to http://www.janovascotia.ca/jaamp/ 

And don't forget to follow us on Snapchat at janovascotia!

Sincerely,

Rose


Revolve Awards Two Young Entrepreneurs $10,000 each in Hatch Competition

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Revolve Awards Two Young Entrepreneurs $10,000 each in Hatch Competition

Keegan McGinnis, winner of the inaugural Hatch competition.

Keegan McGinnis, winner of the inaugural Hatch competition.

Cat Adalay, winner of the inaugural Hatch competition.

Cat Adalay, winner of the inaugural Hatch competition.

Halifax, NS - Two young Nova Scotian entrepreneurs have won incredible support for their business ideas. As winners of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia’s inaugural Hatch competition, they’ve each been awarded prizes of $10,000 courtesy of Revolve – $7,500 in seed funding and $2,500 in branding and marketing services.

Five finalists pitched their businesses on Wednesday, May 24th at Revolve in Bedford, in front of a panel of nine judges. Each had a business plan prepared, and showcased true talent presenting their ideas and fielding difficult questions. After an extensive decision period, the judges selected Cat Adalay and Keegan McGinnis as the winners.

Cat Adalay’s company, Aurea, is creating a system of modular, micro wind turbines to be integrated into the structure of high rise buildings. This innovative use of space to generate green energy presents a great solution to a growing energy problem.

Keegan McGinnis pitched his social enterprise clothing company, My Greatest Play, which sells athletic wear and donates a soccer ball to a child in Gambia for each clothing item sold. A view into the world of child poverty inspired him to help enhance their lives through sport.

The judges were a mix of successful entrepreneurs and marketing experts, passionate about supporting youth and nurturing entrepreneurial spirit in the community. Included in the panel was: Roger King, President of Supplement King; Brendan Wilton, President of Trim; Graham Langill, President of MacFarlands; Glenn Woodford, President of DesignPoint; Kristin Williams, President, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia; Phil Otto, CEO of Revolve; and Revolve colleagues Matthew Allen, Mike Bardsley and Sam Archibald.

“Hatch brought together some of the brightest youth Nova Scotia has to offer.” says Revolve CEO Phil Otto. “Supporting young entrepreneurs like Keegan and Cat helps secure a positive future for our province and Revolve is proud to be involved. We look forward to helping develop their brands and building lasting companies.”

Revolve donated an additional $10,000 to Junior Achievement to help support the program, bringing their donation to $30,000 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

“It was incredible to hear such passion from young entrepreneurs,” says Kristin Williams. “The finalists performed phenomenally and we’re excited to be giving such an incredible opportunity to these two young entrepreneurs who have worked very hard to develop a thriving business.”

Cat and Keegan will begin meeting with Revolve to receive valuable branding and marketing advice that will help hatch their ideas.

To learn more about the Hatch competition and the winners, visit janovascotia.ca/hatch.

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About Revolve
In its 30th year in business, Revolve is a full service branding and marketing firm located on the shores of Bedford Basin, serving clients across Canada and the U.S. We’ve built our reputation on our ability to reduce a complex challenge to a simple strategy. We use disruptive thinking to take a nimble, practical and entrepreneurial approach to building strong, memorable brands based on authenticity and creativity. Revolve’s culture is focused on making sure our clients love us and being known in our industry as a great place to work. We measure success not by top-line revenue or number of awards, but by the success and stickiness of our clients and the tenure of our staff.

Our 35 full time professionals have expertise in brand strategy, naming, creative development, advertising, public relations, graphic design, writing, photography, videography, media planning and buying, social marketing, digital marketing, web design, content development, interactive development and digital strategy.

 

Media Contact
Phil Otto – CEO, Revolve
902.835.3559
Phil.Otto@revolve.ca

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

janovascotia.ca
hatch@janovascotia.ca
02.454.4564


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