Skills After School

Skills After School Program

The Skills After School Program is a project designed for youth from Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour (BIPOC) communities in a series of activities and workshops that will provide an opportunity to explore and identify interests and make lasting career connections. The project aims to develop and deliver meaningful new career exploration opportunities focused on skilled trades and technologies.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Skills After School program will be hosted virtually. Sessions will be held once a week for six weeks, and will be hosted by diverse facilitators. Sessions will focus on skilled trades from the four-sectors of industry: Construction, Motive Power, Industrial, and Service.

As of January 2022, we have two cohorts starting in February, co-hosted with the East Preston Family Resource Centre and Hope Blooms. These centres will provide a pick-up location for kits containing materials used during each session of the program.

Activities will be provided free of charge and are designed to give participants a completed project at the end of each session. Lunch vouchers will be provided, and participants will receive certificates upon completion of the program.

To register for the SKILLS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, please fill out the form below.

Download: A copy of the program flyer & open day online session

Skills After School (SAS) Program

Registration form for the Skills After School Program

  • Student information

    I grant Skills Canada - Nova Scotia, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs and videos of me and my property in connection with the above-identified subject. I authorize SCNS to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that SCNS may use such photographs of me with or without my name for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.
    I acknowledge there may be additional waivers regarding Covid-19, General Safety, or other subjects to sign off on before my ward begins the program.

Open Day

Curious about what options are available for a career in skilled trades and technology? On February 7th, 2022, we are excited to host a Virtual Skilled Trades Open Day in partnership with the East Preston Family Resource Centre and HOPE Blooms.

At the event:

  • Learn about Skills Canada – Nova Scotia, who we are and what we do
  • Learn more about participating in the Skills After School program and registering your ward
  • Speak to skilled trades career professionals
  • Get your questions answered

Virtual Event:Fill out our registration form and receive a zoom link
Date & Time: February 7th, 2022 6:00 – 7:00PM

To attend our Open Day please register using the form below:

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Virtual Open Day - Skilled Trades After School Program Date: Monday 7th February 2022 Time: 6:00PM

After-school career exploration program in the skilled trades
    I grant Skills Canada - Nova Scotia, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs and videos of me and my property in connection with the above-identified subject. I authorize SCNS to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that SCNS may use such photographs of me with or without my name for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

If you have any questions about the Skills After School Program please contact our Program Coordinator, Folake Matuluko directly via email: folakematuluko@skillsns.ca or you can click the link button below to contact us.

Skills After School Program Partners

Support and materials for the Skills After School 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.

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