About Skills Canada Nova Scotia

What We Do

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth the opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades and technologies. We do this by offering programming in skilled trades and technologies throughout the province. Our programs are possible by partnerships with industry, government, labour, and education.

Our signature event is the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition. We are a part of Skills/Compétences Canada and associated with WorldSkills International.

Mission

To provide opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions and strive for excellence.

Our Vision: Nova Scotians have the skills to succeed.

Board of Directors

Officers

LUKE YOUNG – President

Owner, Lucas Technology & Analytics

Ashley Delong – Vice President

Associate College Registrar, NSCC

Trent Soholt – Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Director, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council

Board

Jeffrey Barrett

Investment Advisor, DFS Investments Inc

David Benoit

Captain (Navy) Commanding Officer, DND – Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott

Chris Bourque

Business and Operations Manager, Oceans Technology Council of Nova Scotia

Scott Coleman

Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education & Early Childhood Development

Tracey Johnson

Aboriginal Trades Coordinator, Native Council of Nova Scotia

Keith Gelhorn

ADHD/ Diverse-Abilities Transition Coach & Trainer, ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching Ltd.

Heather Cruickshanks

Owner, LE Cruickshanks

Marjorie Davison

Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Calum Macleod

Labour Relations Officer, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association

Geordie Walsh

Faculty Electrical Training Trust Officer, IBEW LOCAL 625 JAtc

Scott Furlotte

Faculty, NSCC

Staff

Courtney Gouthro Portrait

COURTNEY GOUTHRO

Executive Director

courtneygouthro@skillsns.ca

Jennifer Lambe Portrait

JENNIFER LAMBE

Partnerships Coordinator

cell: (902) 817-4734

jenniferlambe@skillsns.ca

Laura King Portrait

LAURA KING

Program Manager

cell: (902) 210-6210

lauraking@skillsns.ca

Robin Lorway Portrait

ROBIN LORWAY

Disability Services Manager

cell: (902) 818-0097

robinlorway@skillsns.ca

Bethany Poulson Portrait

BETH POULSEN

Competition Coordinator

cell: (902) 880-9952

bethanypoulsen@skillsns.ca

CHRIS GALLANT

Lead Content Producer

cell: (902) 880-5038

chrisgallant@skillsns.ca

Hanna Wolf Portrait

HANNA WOLF

Creative Content Producer

cell: (647) 895-7574

hannawolf@skillsns.ca

Carson Deveau Portrait

CARSON DEVEAU

Outreach Coordinator

cell: (902) 215-0355

outreach@skillsns.ca