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What is Skills Canada – Nova Scotia?

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming. This is made possible by partnerships with industry, government, labour, and education.

Our signature event is the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition. SCNS is affiliated nationally with Skills / Compétences Canada and is associated with WorldSkills International.

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Meet the Family – Sarah James | Hairstyling

Sarah is a two-time gold medallist at the Nova Scotia Skills Competition, and competed for Team Nova Scotia at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Edmonton, AB and again in Halifax, NS. She collected a bronze medal in Hairstyling at the 2019 national competition. Sarah credits her experience with Skills Canada Nova Scotia for her job readiness. Join us for a chat with Sarah and Chris. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Trade & Tech Tuesdays: Video Production

Join Chris each Tuesday when he chats about a different trade or tech and shares with you (and his adorable cat, “Small Cat”… yeah we know, that’s his name… long story) why he thinks that particular career is so great! It’s light, fun, filmed very much at home & who knows, maybe you’ll learn something! Or at least smile when you see Small Cat. We hope you enjoy! Hosted by Chris Gallant, our Promotions Coordinator.

Meet the Family – Luke Jackson | Cabinetmaking

Luke competed at the 22nd annual Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He collected a bronze medal in Cabinet Making. Now a successful entrepreneur – Luke shares some of his story with us. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Trade & Tech Tuesdays: Graphic Designers

Join Chris each Tuesday when he chats about a different trade or tech and shares with you (and his adorable cat, “Small Cat”… yeah we know, that’s his name… long story) why he thinks that particular career is so great! It’s light, fun, filmed very much at home & who knows, maybe you’ll learn something! Or at least smile when you see Small Cat. We hope you enjoy! Hosted by Chris Gallant, our Promotions Coordinator.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia Social Feed

Great story! Trades are essential and great career options for youth. https://t.co/Y2karJfOms
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NEW episode of "Meet the Family" & this week it's with Colton Corkum! He shares ...

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