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SCNS Welcomes New Board Members

At Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS), we look to our Board of Directors to define and lead us through our mission, providing opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.

Board President, Luke Young, owner of Lucas Technology & Analytics, and the SCNS Board of Directors are pleased to announce the election of Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia and Tracey Johnson to the Board as of the Annual General Meeting on November 30, 2017.

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia is the President and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, one of SCNS’s valued Silver Partners. With over 20 years of global experience within the ICT sector, Ulrike has led the industry association for Nova Scotia’s digital technology sector to new heights.

Tracey Johnson assumed the role Aboriginal Trades Coordinator for the Native Council in 2016. She has been part of the planning committee for the Aboriginal Skilled Trades Fair, and event that has partnered with Skills Canada – Nova Scotia for the last two years. A large part of her job has been the promotion of trades and Apprenticeship as viable career options to Aboriginal Youth.

“I am excited to welcome Ulrike and Tracey to our Board of Directors,” said Robin Lorway, Acting Executive Director. “They both bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion to the promotion of skilled trades and technologies in our province.”

The 2 new Directors are coming in at a busy time for the organization, as SCNS will be celebrating 20 years of Nova Scotia Skills Competitions in April 2018, and will be looking forward to hosting the Skills Canada National Competition, in May 2019.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the largest national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. The event will welcome more than 1800 delegates from across Canada, including over 550 competitors representing each province and territory. Students will compete in more than 45 trade and technology skill areas, ranging from cooking and welding, to 3D game art and IT office software applications.

Special thanks goes . We would like to extend our thanks to outgoing members, Aaron Hebb from Sherwin Williams, and Shannon Trites from the Automotive Sector Council of Nova Scotia, for the dedication they’ve shown to our organization over the past 6 years.