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Cultural Entrepreneurship Program – Student Application

Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017

Program Summary:

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

The 2018 NSCC Cultural Entrepreneurship and Documentation Program (CEDP) will provide an opportunity for students from all NSCC Schools to travel to Grenada in the Caribbean to participate in a two-week program in May 2018.  NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the T.A. Marryshow Community College from Grenada (http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/). The focus of the program will be to research analyze and document creative and cultural industry traditions in Grenada. NSCC program participants will collaborate on the 2018 CEDP with counterparts from the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC). 

 Program Qualifications:

This program is open to first or second-year NSCC students from programs in all NSCC Schools (Access, Business, Health and Human Services, IT and Creative Industries, and Trades and Technology).

 

Successful completion of this program will provide first year Business Administration students with one elective credit towards their second year. Credit or work term equivalency for other programs will be decided on an individual basis by the relevant Academic Chair.

 Faculty Involvement:

Selected NSCC students will be mentored by two (2) NSCC employees (one senior and one junior).  Both employees will provide support to the students during the pre-departure phase of the program. The senior employee lead will accompany and mentor the students during the on-site phase of the program in Grenada. 

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).

In addition to the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Cultural Entrepreneurship and Documentation Programs, NSCC also partnered with TAMCC on a three-year Government of Canada co-funded project under the CARICOM Education for Employment (C-EFE – http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/what-we-do/international-partnerships/efe-overview/efe-caricom/) Program that is managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).  NSCC  assisted TAMCC with the development of a new two-year program focused on cultural and creative industries with strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and self-employment.  The 201 CEDP will contribute to this future program with new research data in the form of visual and narrative testimonials, as well as by developing relevant case studies for some of the program courses. 

 Program Components:

• Pre-departure phase will focus on research to be conducted from the beginning of the second term (January 2018) up until departure to Grenada.  NSCC students and faculty will conduct research activities in collaboration with counterparts from Grenada.  The purpose will be to identify all relevant issues pertaining to selected areas of cultural and creative industries in Grenada, determine potential research sources and to collect information from various online and on-site sources. The collected and analyzed information will prepare students for the on-site program component in Grenada.

• On-site program phase in Grenada will enable the joint NSCC and TAMCC team to finalize the program schedule, review collected and analyzed information, continue with on-site research activities, interview relevant experts, document relevant findings, and develop small business ideas and case studies.  Cross-cultural activities will include visits to various historical and cultural sites, as well as exposure to Grenadian and Caribbean cultural practices.

• Post-program phase with allow the program team to finalize and present the findings in various media and education formats, such as short videos, photos, and testimonials, as well as in the form of case studies that will be used in the future TAMCC Cultural and Creative Studies Program.

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. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a NSCC student with a valid passport (or have the ability to get one).
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Application Requirements:

· Online Application (see below)

· Current Resume (uploaded to application form)

Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017.  Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program.  Within two weeks of receiving approval, students are expected to submit a $500 deposit toward the program fees. The second instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on January 5, 2018. The third instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on February 16, 2018. The final instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on March 30, 2018.  Also at the time of receiving notice of selection a learning contract will be distributed to be signed by students and faculty outlining roles and responsibilities.  

 Project Timeline (subject to change):

October 2017 Student Application (Call for Submission)
December 2017 Student Selection
December 2017 Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed
January 2018 Research and planning phase initiated
January 2018 Online Pre-Departure Course begins
April 2018 Pre-Departure Conference
May 2018 International Learning Program in Grenada
June 2018 Editing and Follow-up Phase

Pre-Departure:

  • Students accepted into this program must participate in the pre-departure online course and one-day pre-departure conference on Arpibl 6, 2018
  • Students must follow the NSCC international travel policy

Wait List:

Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.

Program Cost:

The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below.  The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and TAMCC and will depend on the Eastern Caribbean Dollar exchange rate.  The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College. 

Program Fee

ITEM COST
Airfare (estimated) $1,500
Travel & Health Insurance $100
In-country Accommodation (shared room in a local hotel) and lunches on work days during week 1 and snacks on work days during week 2 $1,400
Local Transportation $500
TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College) $3,500

Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):

ITEM COST
Passport and Passport Photo $100
Immunizations and Prescriptions $100
Meals ($40/day x 14 days) and Incidentals ($10/day x 14 days) $700
TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College) $900

Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($100), immunizations and prescriptions ($100), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.

Student Bursary

Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.

Withdrawal:

Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.

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