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.

The Latest News From Our Blog

Weekly Essential Skills Challenges

So you are homebound, saving the world, yearning to be challenged by a fun activity. Yearn no more! From April 6- June 1, SCNS will be releasing an interactive weekly Essential Skills Challenge for your kids or students to do from home. Not sure what the 9 Essential Skills are? Check out this video!

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION – 2020 Nova Scotia Skills Competition

In the interest of the greater public of Nova Scotia, our participants, teachers, volunteers, partners, and staff, health and safety is a top priority for Skills Canada – Nova Scotia. After careful consideration and in light of the ongoing developments and public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we regret to announce the 2020 Nova Scotia Skills Competition & Career Showcase events have been cancelled.

Announcing the new SCNS Alumni Association President

We are very pleased to announce Nicole Hamilton has been selected as the new Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) Alumni Association President and Nova Scotia representative on the National Alumni Committee.

2020 Dates & Locations

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION – 2020 Nova Scotia Skills Competition PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. The Nova Scotia Skills Competition provides opportunities for youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, enhance their skills, and strive for excellence in a chosen field. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Wondering where and when everything is happening? Check it out: Levels: S = Secondary (junior or senior high school) PS = Post Secondary (registered college/ university student or apprentice) NSCC Kingstec - March 24, 2020 Level Carpentry S CNC Machining PS Electrical Installations PS Heavy Vehicle Technology PS Landscape Gardening PS Plumbing PS Precision Machining PS   NSCC Ivany - March 27, 2020 Level 3D Digital Game Art PS 2D Character Computer Animation S Architectural Technology & Design PS Graphic Design Technology PS IT Office Software Applications PS Job Search S Job Skill Demonstration S Mechanical Engineering CAD PS Mechatronics (two-day) PS Mobile Robotics S Public Speaking S Refrigeration & Air Conditioning PS Video Production S   NSCC Akerley - April 3, 2020 Level Aesthetics PS Aerospace Technology PS Autobody Repair PS Automotive Technology PS Baking S Baking PS Bricklaying PS Car Painting PS Cooking S Cooking PS Hairstyling PS Photography PS Photography S Welding PS Workplace Safety S NSCC Marconi - April 15, 2020 Level Carpentry PS Electrical Installations S Electronics PS Welding S   Contest areas taking place outside of our 4-main locations include: NSCC Strait Area Campus - April 2, 2020 Level Industrial Control PS   NSCC IT Campus - April 2-3, 2020 Level Industrial Mechanic/Millwright PS (two-day event)   UA Local 56 - April 3, 2020 Level Sprinkler Fitter PS Steamfitter-Pipefitter PS  

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia Social Feed

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