Attendees at this month’s TecSocial at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre will be treated to presentations featuring Digital Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Immigration Society.
Michael McConnell is CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the ongoing growth and development of the province’s digital technologies industry. Digital Nova Scotia is undertaking a strategic planning initiative to reinvigorate the organization, and focus on developing a stronger voice. Mr. McConnell serves on the Board of the ICT Federation of Canada, Dalhousie Industry Advisory Board, and the board of the Nova Scotia Community College. He is also a member of the Information and communications technologies sector committee for the Canada/Atlantic Provinces Agreement on International Business Development.
Mr. McConnell will speak about Digital Nova Scotia, its new branding initiative, and how it can be of service to local tech companies.
For over 20 years, Digital Nova Scotia has been promoting the growth of the digital technologies industry in this province. The organization provides resources, industry advocacy, networking, and professional development opportunities for small and large member businesses alike.
John Liu of the Cape Breton Immigration Society will also make a brief presentation. The CBIS was founded in 1990 by the Tompkins institute at Cape Breton University to address the challenges faced by international students arriving in Cape Breton.
John Liu left China to come to Sydney in 2004 to study Electronics and Controls, graduating from CBU in 2008 with a Degree and a Diploma of Engineering Technology. John has worked in the fields of Career & Immigration Services, Hardware Programming, Software Developing, Technical Services, Teaching and Human Resources. He has also recently held two successful fund raising events in Cape Breton to benefit survivors of the earthquakes in Haiti and China.
Employment is a significant issue for international students, due to the limits imposed by study permits or temporary resident visas. CBIS assists International Students in finding or creating opportunities for paid work, as well as help with immigration status, language issues, and adjusting to life in Cape Breton.
Admission for the May 6 event is free of charge and a cash will be available. Door prizes and light appetizers will be provided courtesy of sponsor Innovacorp.
The monthly Techsocial meetings are organized around the main theme of Technology and Entrepreneurship. The events are held on the first Thursday of each month at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Are you a regular TecSocial attendee? Let us know in the comments why we should take in this unique event.