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Technology Initiatives

Since its inception in 1995, the Community Access Program has been introducing lead edge technologies and training to communities across Nova Scotia.

Here is a selection of the projects we are currently working on:

CAP Innovation Centres:

Two regional CAP networks will work with outside local partners to create  “hub-like” centres, sharing space with local small business and community organization.  CAP will provide administration, access to modern technology and training services in exchange for fees that will help cover their overhead costs.
These sites will provide space, administration and the high level of service mandatory to meet the needs of business.  Services will include high-speed wireless Internet, modern technology and software, shared service opportunities such as accounting, legal, HR, meeting space and advanced training.

Business Tech Boot Camps:

The Saint Mary’s University Sobey’s School of Business, Business Development Centre (SMUBDC) developed and delivers workshops throughout CAP site across Nova Scotia to create awareness of and promote the development and usage of digital technology and social media for small businesses.
What you’ll learn:

  • Importance of social media in your business marketing
  • How to launch a social media campaign
  • How to build your business social media presence and mange it effectively
  • The rules of social media engagement
  • How to be competitive in a digital environment

Robotics Program:

In partnership with the Acadia University Robotic Programming Competition program, Mindstorm Lego Robotics kits will be available at many CAP sites across the province. A proven tool to teach the concepts of basic computer programming, math and engineering to young students, these clubs will be a fun and innovative way to support the growing need for  young girls and boys to have strong computer programming skills and aptitudes.