Building Futures For Youth

The Building Futures For Youth program was developed as a partnership between the Construction Association of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Nova Scotia Community College, the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, and Construction Safety Nova Scotia.

CANS Construction Connection is a flexible program connecting youth and educators with the construction industry, beyond the Building Futures for Youth summer employment program. The program provides a liaison for both youth and educators as well as industry and looks to help make connections between the two. The program provides co-op connections, field trips, special projects, and anything that falls outside of the BFY program, helping to engage youth with construction trade careers.

OUR PARTNERS

The Building Futures for Youth program was developed as a partnership between the Construction Association of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Nova Scotia Community College, the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, and Construction Safety Nova Scotia.

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is the leading voice of the construction industry respected by members, government, industry, and the public. CANS represents more than 760 large and small companies throughout Atlantic Canada that build, renovate and restore non-residential buildings, roads, bridges and other engineering projects.

Apprenticeship is a post-secondary education and training program that leads to certification and quality careers in the skilled trades. Apprentices receive hands-on training from certified tradespeople along with in-class technical training. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency partners with industry, community organizations and equity groups to promote apprenticeship opportunities, and to ensure that trades specific training is responsive to the needs of industry and the Nova Scotia job market.

Community-Based Learning can improve and enrich personal development, sense of belonging and understanding of community roles and responsibilities. Learning becomes a partnership between students, families, schools, and communities, with each partner sharing responsibility for the experience.

NSCC is one of Nova Scotia’s largest and most diverse families, with almost 24,000 students choosing to grow and learn. Education transforms individuals, families and communities in extraordinary ways and NSCC makes things happen. NSCC is growing the economy of Nova Scotia, producing highly skilled workers, and building communities.

Founded in 1947, the The Nova Scotia Road Builders Association and its members play an integral part of building the province, it roads, and its crucial infrastructure components, and have so for more than 60 years. The association is directed by a board comprised of industry professionals who volunteer their time and are willing to participate in helping direct the association.

Construction Safety Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit association funded by and responsible to the construction industry. As an organization, Construction Safety Nova Scotia is a highly regarded leader in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) services.

Looking for more information about the Building Futures for Youth Program?

For General Inquiries: buildingfutures@cans.ns.ca

If you’re a student, parent or teacher and want to learn more about the program, please visit our contact page