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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.

The Latest News From Our Blog

New website coming

It’s been a year of change, to say the least. We’re excited that one very good change will be a website overhaul. Look for it before the end of October 2020!

Meet the Family – Jacob Rand | Baking

Join us for a chat with Jacob and Chris. Jacob is a multi-year competitor with Skills Canada Nova Scotia in both cooking and baking, starting in 2015. He won gold provincial medals and experience competing at nationals. He won the National Silver Medal in Baking in 2018. Using what he learned through time with Skills Canada, Jacob went on to amazing opportunities. Check them out here. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Meet the Family – Mekayla Bull | Workplace Safety

Join us for a chat with Mekayla and Chris. Mekayla is a multi-year competitor with Skills Canada Nova Scotia, with gold provincial medals and experience competing at nationals in Workplace Safety for both 2017 and 2018. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Meet the Family – Colton Corkum | CNC Machining

Join us for a chat with Colton and Chris. Colton is a multi-year competitor with Skills Canada Nova Scotia. He has fused his passion and hobby into a career. 2019 – won gold in CNC Machining. Won Silver at Nationals in Halifax. 2018 – won gold in CNC Machining for Provincial Competition. Competed at Nationals in Edmonton. 2017 – won gold in Precision Machining for Provincial Competition. (Unable to compete at Nationals.) Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

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