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The Work-based Trades Practical Assessment Program

Are you interested in hosting an experienced immigrant tradesperson for 12 weeks at no cost? The Work-based Trades Practical Assessment Program connects employers across Nova Scotia with experienced tradespeople. As a host employer, you offer the chance to work in your organization for up to 12-weeks at no cost to you. There is no obligation to […]

TestDrive 2020-2021

The Testdrive program offers students the chance to work in a variety of different motive power trades. Earn 3 high school co-op credits, 300 apprenticeship hours, and experience motive power safety training at NSCC. In addition, students are paid for their summer work placement.

Free Reference Checking Tool

Checking references has never been easier. It’s an automated solution for tackling the tiresome task of checking candidate references. Employers can get valuable, verified feedback on every candidate with just a couple of clicks and no phone calls! Check it out:

International Women’s Day is March 8

Think of the women in your life: family, friends, colleagues, customers, students, peers, role models. International Women’s Day is a chance to highlight their success – and give something back to the community. Hundreds of events are already scheduled around the world. You could set up a party, dinner, or brand event to mark the day […]

Skills NS Competition Deadline March 6

The Nova Scotia Skills Competition provides opportunities for youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, enhance their skills, and strive for excellence in a chosen field. It is our signature annual event. For more information about the Nova Scotia Skills Competition contact our Competition Coordinator, Janine King: or (902) 491-4640. 2020 Locations and Contest Descriptions Deadline to […]