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Building Futures for Youth

The Building Futures for Youth program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to safely explore a career in Nova Scotia’s construction industry.
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Parents

Do you know a high school student interested in a career in construction?

If that student is in Grade 10 or 11, 16 years of age as of May 1, 2017, they may be eligible to participate in the Building Futures for Youth program.

The Building Futures for Youth program is an excellent opportunity for an interested and motivated student to gain experience and make valuable connections in the construction industry. CANS wanted to help industry employers engage youth but there were concerns about safety. With proper training, work in the skilled trades can be rewarding and safe.

Here’s how it works:

Students will apply directly to CANS for entrance into the program. They will be interviewed and once accepted will attend two weeks of safety and hands-on tool training at NSCC. Students will be matched with an employer who is able to give them a chance to explore their chosen career. They will begin their paid summer work placements and be able to earn high school co-op credits and apprenticeship training credits.

All parents of program participants are invited to attend a family orientation session in April to learn more about the program.

For more information you can also contact your child’s O2 or Co-op teacher.