Apprenticeship Improvements Passed
Department of Education (to March 26, 2013)
May 22, 2003 3:36 PM
A new apprenticeship act was passed today, May 22, to help more
Nova Scotians get better access to trades training.
Improvements will make the apprenticeship system more accessible
to more people, including youth. People will be able to complete
their training in a more timely manner and get more relevant
training through greater industry involvement in program design.
"These changes to the apprenticeship system will bring more young
people into trades training and ensure we have the skilled
workers our industries need to compete," said Education Minister
Angus MacIsaac. "Renewal of the apprenticeship system, expansion
of the community college and investments in universities are all
part of our skills initiative to grow Nova Scotia's economy."
The new act was developed through consultation with industry
stakeholders and introduced by Mr. MacIsaac on April 4. The last
update to the act was in 1989.
The new act lays the groundwork for a new youth apprenticeship
program to help young people get on track early for careers in
trades. It will be developed and piloted this year.
Improvements to the apprenticeship program are part of the
province's Skills Nova Scotia initiative. The initiative involves
meeting the skill demands of Nova Scotia's labour market,
providing better labour market access and support, and
strengthening Nova Scotia's system of lifelong learning
FOR BROADCAST USE:
A new apprenticeship act was passed today (May 22nd) to help
more Nova Scotians get better access to trades training.
The improvements will make the apprenticeship system
accessible to more people, including youth. They'll be able to
complete their training in a more timely manner.
The new act will also lead to more relevant training through
greater industry involvement in program design.
Education Minister Angus MacIsaac says the new act is part
of the provincial skills initiative. He said it will bring more
young people into trades training and ensure industries have
the skilled workers needed to compete.
Contact: Adèle Poirier
Department of Education
kjd May 22, 2003 3:35 P.M.