The Try-A-Trade® feature of the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition is transforming into a virtual model for 2021. This year, teachers will have the opportunity to turn their own classrooms into a workshop, a design studio, a professional kitchen, and much more with our program, Try-A-Trade® Take-Out.
These activities were all designed by industry leaders and allow students to get a hands-on introduction to a skilled trade or technology area. Each activity also has curriculum outcomes that have been developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
Participating teachers will receive a supply kit upon successful registration and all resources and budget for supplies will be provided FREE OF CHARGE on behalf of Skills Canada–Nova Scotia. The supply kits include a video featuring an industry professional outlining the basics of the trade, instructions on how to complete the activity, and a page of insights into the current state of the industry!
PLEASE NOTE: There are only a limited number of supply kits available for each individual trade, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you secure your preferred activity!
For more information on Try-A-Trade® Take-Out please contact our Outreach Coordinator: Carson Deveau
Try-A-Trade® Take-Out activities include:
Try-A-Trade® Program Partners
Support and materials for the Try-A-Trade® Program are supplied by our Program Partners. For more information on becoming a partner for one of our programs please contact our Partnerships Manager: Jennifer Lambe.
Teachers and students: Participated in one of our Try-A-Trade® Take-Out programs? We'd love to hear about your experience. Click the button below to fill out a feedback form.Feedback Form
Teachers: Did you complete one of our Try-A-Trade® Take-Out programs that require reimbursement for supplies? Click the button below to fill out a reimbursement form.Reimbursement Form