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Solar Innovations Project in Grenada – Student Application

Student Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

Program Summary:

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

The 2020 Grenada Solar Project is a faculty and student international learning program with the purpose being  to use solar energy innovative solutions at TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in Grenada. The program will provide an opportunity for students y to analyze, design, document and implement technology to create a “solar bench” where students, staff and the community could charge small devices such as mobile phones. The travel to Grenada will take place over a two  week period in May 2020. The project will provide a cross disciplinary senior project learning opportunity for a team of second year students.

Program Qualifications:

This program is open to second-year NSCC students from the following programs:

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

Successful completion of this program will provide students with a Senior Applied Research Project and/or Work Experience equivalency.

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).

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)
  • Must be a student enrolled in the  second year of one of the identified programs.
  • 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 22, 2019. Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the second 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 in January.  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 2019 Student Application (Call for Submission)
November 2019 Student Selection
December 2019 Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed
January 2020 Research and planning phase initiated
January 2020 Online Pre-Departure Course begins
April 2020 Pre-Departure Conference
May 2020 Solar Innovations Project in Grenada
June 2020 Reporting and Debriefing

Pre-Departure:

  • Students accepted into this program must participate in the pre-departure online course and one-day pre-departure conference on April 17, 2020.
  • 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
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) $3,400

Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):

ITEM COST
Passport and Passport Photo $100
Guard.me Travel & Health Insurance (mandatory purchase through guard.me). Cost will vary depending on length of time abroad $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) $1,000

Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos, immunizations and prescriptions, travel health insurance through guard.me,  meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.

Student Bursary

Students will have the opportunity to receive a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through funding from the NSCC Foundation and NSCC International’s externally funded projects) to participate in the program. 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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