Connector Program introduces local NSCC students to networking skills

CAPE BRETON – Students of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Strait Area Campus will be mingling with local industry experts and NSCC alumni on March 14. Co-hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership’s Connector Program and the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN) Connector Program, the ‘Strong Networks / Strong Communities’ Networking Event is exclusive to the Campus’ Social Services and Behavioral Intervention programs.

Taking place at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, the afternoon’s agenda includes table-top speed-networking discussions between students and local professionals, as well as a reception for attendees. Over 40 attendees are registered for the inaugural offering of the session, designed to give students valuable networking experience and career insights.

“Regardless of what industry you are interested in, networking and expanding your circle of professional contacts is a valuable skill for students and job-seeking graduates alike,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “As Cape Breton Island’s private sector-led economic development organization, we are looking forward to co-hosting this event with our regional partners at ESREN and NSCC.”

The Cape Breton Connector Program, first introduced in 2017, matches community and business leaders (Connectors) with immigrants, international graduates and local graduates (Connectees) in their industry of expertise. The program has helped connect 133 connectors with 145 connectees this past year, resulting in 99 matches. A number of these matches resulted in employment opportunities.

For more information on the Cape Breton Connector Program, or to join the program, contact Program Coordinator Robyn Lee Seale at or (902) 217-5170, or visit