• APPLY NOW! APPLY NOW! Click above to apply for a chance to participate in the 2015-16 Building Futures for Youth program.
  • Hire a Building Futures Student! Hire a Building Futures Student! Click above to learn how your business can hire a student through the Building Futures for Youth Program.
  • CBC Site Visit CBC Site Visit BIRD Construction gives Building Futures students a tour of the new CBC Building in Halifax
  • Brookfield Student Building her Future! Brookfield Student Building her Future! South Colchester Academy Student Desiree Frame spent the 2013 summer working in road building. Click above for Truro Daily News story and video.
  • Building Futures for Youth 'win-win for students and employers' Building Futures for Youth 'win-win for students and employers' Click above to read how Building Futures for Youth is introducing students in Yarmouth to careers in construction.
  • Building Futures Success Story Building Futures Success Story 2011 Building Futures for Youth grad Brendan MacDonald is well on his way to a successful career in the skilled trades. Click the above photo to read more about Brendan's experience in the program.


Are you interested in a career in construction?

Did you know:

  • Wages in the skilled trades are 21% higher than average Nova Scotia wages
  • There are more than 100 different construction industry occupations varying from highly skilled and highly regulated to entry level
  • There are many ways to build a long and rewarding career in construction – you can become a supervisor, get into planning or management… even start you own business
  • It is estimated that Nova Scotia may need to attract as many as 9,100 new construction workers to meet demands over the next 10 years

Want to learn more?

The Building Futures for Youth program could be your first step towards a successful career in the trades.

The program allows grade 10 & 11 students the opportunity to safely gain hands-on meaningful experience in the construction industry.  All while earning high school credits, apprenticeship hours, scholarship opportunities and more.

Explore this website and build your future!

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