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Become a Certified Transport Trailer Technician

Become a Certified Transport Trailer Technician

Transport Trailer Technician refresher training will run from July 18 - September…

June is National Indigenous Peoples Month

June is National Indigenous Peoples Month. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency established the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (AAAC) 16 years ago to support the successful participation of Indigenous Peoples in apprenticeship training and certification in the trades.

As a…

NSAA to Host Virtual Consultation Sessions with Sector Partners

On Monday, June 20, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency will host virtual consultation sessions with skilled trade sector partners during the following times:

Construction Sector…

Applications for Technical Training

We are receiving a significantly high number of technical training applications since the training schedule was posted on May 1. Agency staff are working hard to ensure that all applications are processed in a timely manner. Confirmation letters for apprentices who have been granted seats will…

New Voluntary Trade Program to Provide More Inclusive Hair Care

People who want to learn how to perform natural hair care services or have their skills recognized can soon become certified practitioners in Nova Scotia.

The Black Beauty Culture…

Events

2021 Annual Industry Meeting

Annual Industry Meeting and Awards Breakfast: A Learning Workplace is a Healthy Workplace

The 7th Annual Industry Meeting (AIM) took place on October 28, 2021. This was an in-person event with an option to attend virtually extended to…

A Journey to Success

Rafael Tomas, Automotive Service Technician | A story about the struggles of starting over in a new country, and the journey to success.

It is never an easy thing to pack up your life and move to another country. For…

Women Belong in the Skilled Trades

Melissa Cooke, Red Seal Plumber | After a short time working in the plumbing trade, Melissa Cooke’s male colleagues were accepting and ‘treated her like a sister’. But she admits that she had to work hard to get there.

Determination to Succeed

Malachi Gayle, Red Seal Truck and Transport Mechanic | As a young boy growing up in Jamaica, Malachi knew that he wanted to work in the skilled trades. He was fascinated with large trucks and the equipment required to operate…

2020 Annual Industry Meeting

Per the Agency’s Operating Charter, the Board is required to conduct an annual meeting with industry to get information and input for Agency planning and accountability. The Board holds the meeting in the fall of each year.

On October 23…