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Trading places

“Non traditional trades” is an expression used when someone works or studies in an environment which was historically targeted for the opposite gender. Well, until now.  Here at NOVA, we feel that some trades are less and less “non-traditional”.  After a chat w
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The scrum of its parts…

Another school year is well underway at the Nova Career Centre, but there was also plenty of activity in the welding department during the summer with three ongoing DEP groups during the day time and another group at night. At the beginning of September, we started a 4th DEP Welding a
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I Choose Me

We’ve spent the last year thinking about who we are. As you interact with us going forward you’ll likely see our new NFSB Continuing Education logo, or maybe a new banner or ad. What we hope you’ll see is us honouring our current and future students who find the courage to overcome ob
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NOVA Grad 2014

We had an amazing evening with all the 2014 Graduates!  It was an emotional event, with great co-hosts Normand Touchette and Sue O’Sullivan, a compelling guest speaker in Linda Boor, an emotional presentation from Maria Gudzio (on her last grad…) and great, smiling, proud
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Teacher stories: their journey

Video interviews with vocational teachers from across the province who explain their journey from being a student getting their DEP (diplôme d’études professionnelles), working in their respective fields for a few years, becoming teachers in a vocational centre and then returnin
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Video: Trades In Motion – Our House (Episode 8)

In this episode we visit Trades In Motion, as an attendance record of 4 189 students make their way during the 3rd edition of the interactive career fair. – Students came from over 76 schools in the region. – Four local school boards partnered together for this project 
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Trades In Motion – video recap

Come, See, Do and… Moo? (yes there was even a calf on-site) The Trades, literally, came alive in Chateauguay in early April as the the third edition of Trades in Motion took place under a giant tent in the parking lot of St.Willibrord school. This unprecedented event continues t
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Trades in motion – information page

For all those young and old, and especially those who are “young at heart”, you’re invited to the next: TRADES IN MOTION / Open House: Wednesday, April 9th between 6:00-8:30 pm @ St. Willibrord School (300 McLeod street, Chateauguay). With over 25 interactive kiosks
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PASS and present!

On Thursday, February 20th , the welding department at NOVA had the pleasure of hosting three students from New Frontiers’ PASS program. The Providing Alternative Student Support Program (PASS) caters to specific students (Grades 7 – 11), helping them in their lifelong learning
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When NOVA does mean “New”

Increased registrations means sometimes getting new people in. That’s what happened recently in the Residential and Commercial Drafting, the Interior Decorating and Visual Display, and the High Pressure Welding programs. The fast incoming cohorts of students (especially from the
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