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Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
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 2018 Mikumi IT Improvement project is an employee and student international learning program with the purpose being to implement IT solutions to improve conditions on the Mikumi Vocational Training Centre (VTC) campus in Tanzania. The 2018 program will focus on improvement of the Local Area Network with an emphasis on reliability and maintainability. The program will provide an opportunity for second year students from the School of IT and Creative Industries to analyze, design, implement and document solutions to improve access to the Internet and network resources. The travel to Tanzania will take place over a two and a half week period in May 2018. NSCC students and employees will collaborate with related program counterparts at Mikumi VTC to implement the project.
This program is open to second-year NSCC students from the following programs:
Successful completion of this program will provide students with a Senior Applied Research Project and/or Work Experience equivalency.
About Mikumi, Tanzania and Mikumi VTC
Since 2009 NSCC has been working with Mikumi Vocational Training Centre (part of the Tanzania Vocational Education Training Authority – VETA) on a Canadian Government funded project managed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) called Education for Employment (EFE). The purpose of the project is to build capacity of tourism training offered at the VTC, which is adjacent to a national park, and experience a growth in wildlife and adventure tourism. Initiatives have included faculty and staff exchange, teacher training, leadership and management training, curriculum review, library services and IT enhancements, marketing, social media and entrepreneurship training, outreach to industry, tourism industry study tours in Nova Scotia, and NSCC student and faculty study tours at Mikumi.
NSCC is currently working on a new project with MIkumi VTC focusing on the development of an eco/cultural tourism certificate program.
The Mikumi VTC is 400 kilometres outside of Dar es Salaam, just outside the Mikumi National Park boundary in Mikumi Town, and is fully equipped with a restaurant, overnight accommodations, a tourist information centre and a conference centre.
· 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. After receiving approval students will be given a payment schedule and will be expected to pay a $250 deposit as their first payment in December. At this time a learning contract will also 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)|
|November 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 Tanzania|
|June 2018||Debriefing and Reporting|
Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.
The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below. The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC, Mikumi VTC and VHTTI and will depend on the Tanzanian Shilling exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College.
|Program Fee (airfare, accommodations, local transportation, cultural activities and most meals)||$3,500|
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$3,700|
Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):
|Passport and Passport Photo||$125|
|Immunizations and Prescriptions||$200|
|Meals ($50/day x 5 days)||$250|
Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($125), immunizations and prescriptions ($200), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.
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.
Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.
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