April 7, 2015 12:28 pm

Province invests in Brilliant Labs initiative rolling out in September

Province announces it will invest $400k in Brilliant Labs, opening in 8 school boards across Nova Scotia in September.

Province announces it will invest $400k in Brilliant Labs, opening in 8 school boards across Nova Scotia in September.

Julia Wong/ Global News
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HALIFAX- The province made a big announcement today, promising a $400,000 investment in Brilliant Labs that will open in eight school boards across Nova Scotia beginning in September.

Premier Stephen McNeil said that this is a step towards modernizing the education system in Nova Scotia, after a recent review of the province’s school system.

Brilliant Labs, also known as makerspaces, describes themselves as “creative, technology enabled learning spaces and workshops in schools.”

The program will give students the opportunity to explore fields such as engineering, science, fashion and technology and will allow them to use equipment like 3D printers.

A similar initiative with Brilliant Labs was recently launched in New Brunswick,  where the Government of Canada, through Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency’s Business Development Program, contributed $150,000 to the project and the Province of New Brunswick invested another $50,000 through the Regional Development Corporation.

With files from Julia Wong.

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