The Skilled Futures series is a collection of one-day career exploration events offering junior and senior high school students the chance to participate in interactive skilled trade and technology workshops. There are five types of Skilled Futures events, held across the province throughout the school year from October to April.
Skilled Futures in Technology introduces students to career opportunities available using emerging and innovative technologies.
Skilled Futures in Trades & Tech introduces students to career opportunities available in a variety of skilled trades and technologies.
Skilled Futures in Energy introduces students to career opportunities available in Nova Scotia’s energy sector.
Skilled Futures in Oceans introduces students to career opportunities available in Nova Scotia’s oceans sector.
Skilled Futures for Women introduces female students to career opportunities available in skilled trades and technologies.
For more information contact our Program Manager, Laura King: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 491-4647
IN-CLASS & AUDITORIUM PRESENTATIONS
In-class presentations continue to be one of SCNS’s most effective tools for promoting skilled trades and technologies to Nova Scotian youth. These interactive hour long presentations provide students with information about careers in skilled trades and technologies, youth apprenticeship, labour markets, SCNS programs and how to get involved.
In addition to In-Class Presentations, we now also offer Auditorium Presentations for 2 or more classes at a time. Our talented presenter will get your students thinking about their future and how they can make informed decisions about career choices using their own personal goals, strengths, and passions in life as their guide. This is a fun experience for all students regardless of their academic standing.
Presentations are free and delivered across the province throughout the school year from October to May.
Contact our Promotions Coordinator at: email@example.com or (902) 491-4635
ESSENTIAL SKILLS CHALLENGE
The 9 Essential Skills (reading text, oral communication, numeracy, digital, writing, continuous learning, document use, thinking, and working with others) are the foundation for all skilled trades and technologies.
Through our Essential Skills Challenge, a one-hour activity which is 100% hands-on, we teach students about the importance of developing these skills, and then put them to the test.
For more information, please contact our Event Assistant at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 491-2374.
DISABILITY SERVICES WORKSHOPS
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) offers a number of programs to help Nova Scotian youth with disabilities explore skilled trade and technology careers.
Disability Services Workshops are available to organizations and learning centres across the province. SCNS is currently offering workshops in cake decorating, photography, and the 9 Essential Skills.
If you are interested in having us host a workshop for your class or community group, please contact our Disability Services Manager, Robin Lorway at: email@example.com or (902) 491-4734