Constructing the Future is a program aimed at increasing the participation of working age tradespersons in the mainstream economy of Nova Scotia. It will equip existing and aspiring tradespersons from the Black community with enhanced skills, basic certifications and competencies to establish a stronger presence in Nova Scotia’s construction sector.
“Constructing the Future” – A Construction Training & Job Readiness Program for the Unemployed & Under-employed
Benefits of the Program
- Participants receive basic professional certification at the end of the program.
- Program offers participants hands-on work experience through eight weeks on-the-job training.
- Participants receive a stipend (weekly allowance) while undertaking the program. Participants build the required confidence, skills and knowledge to work in the construction sector: secure a job, start a business, or go back to trades school.
- Participants will gain an increased self-image, pride and confidence to take control of their future and achieve their full potential.
- Must have completed Grade 11. GED/High School diploma preferred (Anything less will be subject to evaluation at assessment time)
- Must be at minimum, 18 years of age
- Must NOT be on Employment Insurance (EI)
- Must be unemployed or underemployed
- Must have a passion for a construction-related trade(s)
- Must be willing to participate in a rigorous assessment process
- Must have a resume and a written statement of character
- Must personally complete an application