Training & Education
Didn’t make the Skills Canada 2016 cut in Nova Scotia? You can still attend!
By Renée Francoeur
May 11, 2016 – Nova Scotia says it has taken steps to ensure secondary students with an interest in learning more about careers in skilled trades and technology will be able to attend next month’s Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, N.B.
The province is providing funding to cover transportation and substitute costs for teachers to accompany them so students are able to attend the competition. The deadline to apply for this funding is May 13.
Katie Lemoine, a Grade 10 student at Cole Harbour District High School, competed in the provincial electrical installations competition this year. Although she did not qualify as a member of Team Nova Scotia, she will now be able to attend the national competition and take part in the many activities open to visiting students.
“Becoming an electrician is a profession I want to pursue,” Demoine said. “This opportunity will help me prepare for next year while learning more about career options. I am determined to work hard, come back again, and win.”
Courtney Gouthro, executive director of Skills Canada–Nova Scotia, said the funding means that more Nova Scotia youth will have the opportunity to gain exposure to skilled trades and technologies.
“This will be an educational, fun-filled, and interactive event that will inspire visiting students to consider career options and help them make informed career decisions,” she said.
Skills Canada reports more than 550 youth from across the country will participate in the competition, June 6-7, in over 40 skilled trade and technology contest areas.