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Weather Station Project in Grenada – Employee Application

Employee Application Deadline: October 19, 2018

Program Summary:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the third year of this exciting program opportunity!

The 2019 NSCC Weather Station Project will provide an opportunity for an employee from the School of Trades and Technology to support program participants in this two-week program scheduled for May 2019.  NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the T.A. Marryshow Community College from Grenada (http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/) and Grenlec the local power utility. NSCC program participants will collaborate on the 2018 Weather Station Project with counterparts from the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC). 

The project will be the design and implementation of extensions to environmental data acquisition systems on the island which reflect the operating conditions and limitations learned from the previous phase of this project.  Wind measurements is one of the key areas identified as an addition to each system.

Employee Role:

The role of the selected employee will be to work collaboratively with the ‘senior’ employee lead and the students in all the pre-departure phases of the program but will not travel to Grenada in 2018. Upon program approval for May 2019, the ‘junior’ employee will become the ‘senior’ lead and will participate in the travel component of the program.  The senior employee lead for the 2019 program is Gord Wilkie, Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty at the Ivany Campus. 

 About Grenada and T.A. Marryshow Community College

The State of Grenada (www.grenadagrenadines.com/#) is made up of three islands, namely, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It is the most southern of the Caribbean island chain known as the Windward Islands.  Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. The size of Grenada is 344 square kilometers, with an estimated population of 110,000. The capital of Grenada is St. George’s and tourism is the main economic sector.

T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC – www.tamcc.edu.gd/) is the only publicly funded post-secondary institution in Grenada.  TAMCC has four campuses and offers a wide range of programs in three schools – School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies, (SASPS), the School of Applied Arts and Technology (SAAT), and the School of Continuing Education (SCE).

About Grenlec

Grenlec is the local electric power utility, has indicated that they are installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in various locations across the island. They have also indicated that solar electric power can be problematic to their electric grid. The electric grid consists of generators being connected together and the electric power is transmitted to various substations where it is distributed to local consumers and communities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop and refine the skills needed to prepare for and participate in an international learning experience including research, organization, risk management, teamwork, interpersonal communication and cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • To strengthen academic and portfolio profiles through enhanced research, analysis, planning, communication, entrepreneurship, documentation, and presentation skill
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Grenada and the Caribbean in general. 

 NSCC International Will Provide:

  • Logistical coordination (risk management, pre-departure orientation, travel documentation support, arrangement of in-country transportation and accommodation, etc.
  • Program management support.

Selection Criteria:

Continuing, full time employee with experience in one of the following programs:

  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Technician
  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology

International experience considered an asset.

Commitment to applying learning in future work with NSCC.

Application Requirement (Deadline: October 19, 2018)

  • Online Application Form
  • Signed letter of support from your supervisor stating they are aware you are applying for this opportunity (uploaded to the online form)

 Project Timeline (subject to change):

October 2018 Student and Employee Application (Call for Submission)
November 2018 Employee Selection
November 2018 Student Selection
November 2018 Design Student Learning Contract
November 2018 Program Development and Consultation with Local Partner
January 2019 Research and planning phase initiated
April 2019 Pre-Departure Conference
June 2019 Reporting and Debriefing

 

Pre-Departure:

  • Selected employees must participate in the online pre-departure course (beginning in February) and one-day pre-departure conference on April 12, 2019.

APPLY NOW! Click Here for Application Form

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Have Questions? Contact Zoran Kondali, NSCC International: zoran.kondali@nscc.ca or 902-491-4529

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