12th Annual Robot Programming Competition
The 2016-17 Acadia Robotics season is headed for an exciting finish. On Saturday, March 4, students from across the province are putting their skills to the test for 12th Annual Robot Programming Competition!
Sean Cochrane, a Regional Development Advisor from NSBI, will be on hand to give out one of the awards. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and wraps with the awards ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Can't be there in person? Watch the event unfold live.
The Acadia Robotics Youth Outreach Program is designed to increase interest in building digital technology and computer science by engaging Nova Scotia students in annual robotics programming competitions and related activities that feature problem solving and teamwork.
"The ICT and tech sector in Nova Scotia are key areas of focus for NSBI. Through the Acadia Robotics Program, we can help shape the workforce of the future by providing opportunities for tomorrow,” said Laurel Broten, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc. “This program is intended to get students thinking about their future, by putting the tech in their hands today. By providing them with robotic technology and experience we hope to inspire and develop careers to support tech space in our province.”
NSBI has purchased five robot kits for the Acadia Robotics Program.
Nova Scotia ICT sector facts:
- There are 23,000 Nova Scotians employed in ICT related jobs.
- Nova Scotia has the highest number of graduates per capita in ICT fields in Canada.
- Nova Scotia is ranked number one in Canada for operating costs in software development.
- The Nova Scotia ICT industry is 1000 establishments strong, accounting for 8.2% of Nova Scotia’s business sector output.
For more facts on Nova Scotia's ICT sector, take a look at NSBI's Big Data Infographic.
Learn more about the Acadia Robotics Program.