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: Let it Roll

Join Ethan & Rowan each week for a walkthrough of one of the Essential Skills Challenges we deliver in classrooms across the province. It’ll be something you can do while #stayinghome, all with typical household items & an easy-to-follow-along description. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ So take a look, have a listen, & enjoy the challenge. We hope this might shine a little light through all of our living room curtains

Meet the Family – Diana & Chad | Landscape Gardening

Diana Davison & Chad Merrett take you second by second through the anticipation of closing ceremonies, share what makes their career so rewarding and reignite their competitiveness (…but this time AGAINST each other) 🏆 No better way to kick off season one of Meet the Family than this! Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Weekly Essential Skills Challenges: AWARD Winning Cookie Challenge

Join Ethan & Rowan each week for a walkthrough of one of the Essential Skills Challenges we deliver in classrooms across the province. It’ll be something you can do while #stayinghome, all with typical household items & an easy-to-follow-along description. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ So take a look, have a listen, & enjoy the challenge. We hope this might shine a little light through all of our living room curtains

Meet the Family – Alumni interview series starts tomorrow May 26th!

Starting Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 – Meet the Family! Chris Gallant, our promotions coordinator, interviews Alumni in this new online feature series. Thanks to the RBC Foundation for its support for our alumni! #CelebrateSkills #SparkYourSkillsJourney #SkillsChangesLives

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia Social Feed

Great news! We are proud of our member’s, partner’s and sector’s response to these changing ...
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This is it!! The final episode of the Weekly Essential Skills Show!! Thank you so ...
Skills Canada CEO Shaun Thorson says thank you and has an important announcement about upcoming ...

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