In this program, you will learn about diving equipment, systems and procedures, and you will progress into courses on inspection, underwater welding, construction techniques and more. Surface cutting and welding courses are taught on campus before progressing to underwater techniques. Various dive sites throughout Atlantic Canada expose you to the realities of working in tidal waters and strong currents, preparing you to work in any body of water worldwide.
The Marine Training Centre has been providing Transport Canada-approved training for more than three decades. The centre has earned an international reputation for its exceptional quality of instruction, excellent facilities and convenient location. In addition to the full range of certification from Deckhand to Master Mariner, the centre offers a number of specialized courses.
Apprenticeship training begins after you finish your program at Holland College and are working full-time with a suitable employer. Each trade has a certain number of hours that an apprentice must complete before he or she can take block training and move to up to the next level. Once you have completed the required number of blocks and worked the required number of hours for your trade, you can earn your Interprovincial Red Seal by completing an exam. An Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada.
Dalhousie's Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development Inc. (CEED), offers a Certificate Program in entrepreneurship. Known as the Entrepreneurial Skills Program (ESP), this Certificate Program is open to all Dalhousie University students.
Family business and its unique characteristics is an area that has received relatively little research. Existing research needs to be augmented to assist families and professionals in dealing with issues facing family businesses. We have professors dealing in Family Business at Dalhousie and we would like to continue to develop our strength in this area to allow us to look at the particular characteristics of business in Atlantic Canada and enhance existing research.
Each year since its inception, Dalhousie's Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity selects a family to be honoured at its Family Legacy Series Gala Dinner. Featuring an intimate discussion between the Dean of the Faculty of Management and a prominent Canadian business family, this event showcases real-life examples of creativity, knowledge and effort successfully transferred to the next generation, creating a legacy model for family enterprises. It offers a unique opportunity for the business family community to learn, socialize, and celebrate with business family luminaries.
Best research to date suggests that formal corporate boards, advisory boards, or at least individual mentors or coaches can serve a meaningful role in terms of family succession and wealth management. The Centre will assist families in connecting with these individuals who have been educated on family dynamics and good governance practices.
Dalhousie University's Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity is dedicated to the support and promotion of family businesses and their extraordinary contribution to the economy of Atlantic Canada. Our region's long tradition of thriving family enterprises is part of a national trend whereby over 80% of Canada's firms are owned by business families. Family businesses contribute time, money and energy to the communities in which they operate and provide a solid economic foundation and create prosperity in many Canadian communities.
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"First Nations should be looking at opportunities to participate in renewable energy development at the local, regional, and provincial levels. This Summary Guide is the first step to assist the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick communities to become more familiar with the various renewable energy technologies, and to look at the range of opportunities that are possible."