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Valley Students Explore Careers in the Energy Sector

Seventy-two students in grades 8, 9, and 10 from the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education will be attending Skilled Futures in Energy, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Tuesday, October 30, at the NSCC Kingstec Campus in Kentville.

Skilled Futures in Energy is a one-day event that offers junior and senior high school students the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options in the Energy Sector by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from electronic engineering to tidal energy generation.

“Nova Scotia’s Energy Sector offers exciting career opportunities for Nova Scotian youth. At Skilled Futures in Energy, students might learn to operate an underwater tidal turbine in their first workshop, and then construct an electrical component the next,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director of SCNS. “This type of experiential learning aims to help students make informed career considerations.”

Skilled Futures in Energy is one in a series of one-day career exploration events taking place from October to April at locations across the province. This event would not be made possible without the generous support the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.