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.
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
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
Investment Advisor, DFS Investments Inc
Captain (Navy) Commanding Officer, DND – Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott
Business and Operations Manager, Oceans Technology Council of Nova Scotia
Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Aboriginal Trades Coordinator, Native Council of Nova Scotia
ADHD/ Diverse-Abilities Transition Coach & Trainer, ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching Ltd.
Owner, LE Cruickshanks
Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Labour Relations Officer, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association
Faculty Electrical Training Trust Officer, IBEW LOCAL 625 JAtc