Industry Meetings and Update Events

Industry Meetings & Events

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What the Events are About 

Annual Industry Meetings & Update Events


2018 Annual Industry Meeting 2018 Annual Industry Meeting

On November 20, 2018, more than 160 industry representatives, training stakeholders and government members attended the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's Annual Industry Meeting at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. The event included:

  • Breakfast
  • Welcome and overview of the Apprenticeship Board + Industry Engagement in Apprenticeship by Apprenticeship Board Chair, Carol MacCulloch
  • Greetings from the Province – Hugh MacKay, MLA, on behalf of Minister Kousoulis, Labour and Advanced Education
  • Greetings from Labour and Advanced Education – Duff Montgomerie, Deputy Minister
  • Presentation of Apprenticeship Awards of Excellence, Certificates of Recognition and Employer Milestone Awards – NSAA Board Members
  • Annual Agency Update by Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency CEO, Marjorie Davison
  • Skilled Trades Careers: Value and Demand – Moderator: Carol MacCulloch, Panel: Andre Lebel, Statistics Canada (presentation); Adam Cywinski, Prism Economics (presentation)
  • Employer Champion Stories
  • Skills Canada National Competition
  • Raising the Bar on Women and Skilled Trades – Moderator: Doreen Parsons, NSAA Board Member and Speaker: Christine Hanson, Director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Panel: Nova Scotia Power, Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association, Rock Solid Composites Ltd., Nova Scotia Community College
  • Youth Engagement Workshop – Teri DeMan, NSAA Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator
  • Apprenticeship Management System, Presentation and Sneak Peek – Mandy Grace, NSAA Change Manager

2017 Annual Industry Meeting 2017 Annual Industry Meeting

On November 1, 2017, more than 180 industry representatives, training stakeholders and government members attended the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's Annual Industry Meeting at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. The event included:

2016 Annual Industry Meeting 2016 Annual Industry Meeting

On November 10, 2016, more than 130 industry representatives, training stakeholders and government members attended the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's Annual Industry Meeting at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. The meeting included breakfast; recognition of Employer Champions; presentation of Apprenticeship Awards of Excellence; presentation on the Agency's strategic plan; trade-level discussions on topics such as Atlantic and National trade harmonization; specific sector and trade advisory committee work; and discussions about trade regulations.

2015 Annual Industry Meeting 2015 Annual Industry Meeting

On February 25, 2015, more than 170 industry representatives, training stakeholders and government members attended the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's Annual Industry Meeting at the Holiday Inn Harbourview Hotel in Dartmouth. The meeting included breakfast, opening remarks by Minister Kelly Regan, reports on the Agency and trade-level discussions on topics such as Atlantic and National trade harmonization and specific trade advisory committee work.

PRESENTATION

2014 Annual Industry Meeting 2014 Annual Industry Meeting

On February 26, 2014, more than 180 industry representatives, training stakeholders and government members came together to hear about the changes to Nova Scotia’s Apprenticeship System, and provided feedback on the priorities for the Agency. Here are the presentations that were delivered, along with a document about the Top 3 Priorities:

 Update Events: Oct 20 - 29, 2014 + Video  Update Events: Oct 20 - 29, 2014 + Video

Engaging employers in apprenticeship: From October 20th to 29th, 2014, Apprenticeship Agency Update Events were held at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses all across the province. Employers, industry stakeholders and Apprenticeship staff attended these events, which provided opportunities for individuals to network with colleagues, hear about the Apprenticeship Agency's progress and help us identify how to better engage employers in the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification System.

 PRESENTATION that the Agency delivered at the Update Events.

Apprenticeship Works! Employer Success Stories

Past Apprenticeship Celebration Events 

Apprenticeship Celebration Events Apprenticeship Celebration Events

Apprenticeship Celebration Events were hosted by the Apprenticeship Board, funded by industry and held twice a year: Fall event (Halifax Regional Municipality) and Spring event (different locations throughout the province).

The Apprenticeship Celebration Event honoured newly-certified journeypersons who successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained a certificate of qualification in their chosen trade.

Past Apprenticeship Celebration Events

  • May 30, 2015 - Digby Pines, Digby
  • November 15, 2014 - Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax
  • May 17, 2014 - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, Membertou
  • November 9, 2013 - Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth
  • May 5, 2012 - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, Membertou
  • November 5, 2011 - Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth
  • May 28, 2011 - Digby Pines Resort, Digby
  • November 6, 2010 - Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth
  • May 29, 2010 - Membertou
  • November 14, 2009 - Dartmouth
  • May 30, 2009 - Digby
  • November 1, 2008 - Dartmouth
  • May 3, 2008 - Membertou

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