Graduates Fill Skills Shortage
Education (to March 26, 2013)/Community Services
October 12, 2004 4:07 PM
A unique partnership between government and industry will help
people get the training they need to find good jobs, and will help
industry narrow the skills gap.
"This innovative program developed by government, industry and
community partners has provided people with the skills and support
they need to become employed," said Community Services Minister
David Morse. "We extend our congratulations to the program
graduates and wish them much success as they embark on their new
Mr. Morse attended a ceremony to mark the graduation of nine
students from the Auto Parts and Inventory Control Training
Program, on Friday, Oct. 8, in Halifax. The 14-week program was
developed in response to a skills shortage identified by the
automotive industry and was offered through the Community Care
Network Society. Four of the graduates have already received job
"Attitude is everything. Every night when I go to bed I know when
I wake up it's a brand-new day, with brand-new opportunities --
it's exciting," said Donna Marie Wenger, program graduate. "I
often think how much I can't wait to be in a position to give back
to the people who have helped me, to give back to society."
The program, called One Journey Work and Learn, is part of the
provincial skills agenda, Skills Nova Scotia. It provides
workplace essential skills education in co-operation with
potential employers to respond to an identified industry need for
"The program allows participants to adapt to different
circumstances in today's job market," said Ralph McClair, project
manager. "The success of this pilot project depends on our
partnerships and on industry stepping up to hire our graduates."
Program partners included the departments of Community Services
and Education, the Community Care Network Society, the Automotive
Human Resource Sector Council, Halifax Regional Development Agency
and other industry partners.
For more information on the One Journey Work and Learn program,
contact Employment Support Services, Department of Community
Services at 902-424-1983; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or contact
the Department of Education at 902-424-8955 or e-mail to
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A unique partnership between government and industry is
helping people get the training they need to find good jobs, and
helping industry narrow the skills gap.
Nine students graduated from the Auto Parts and Inventory
Control Training program offered through the Community Care
Network Society in Halifax, on Friday (October 8th). Four have
already received job offers.
Community Services Minister David Morse attended the
graduation ceremony to express his thanks to the partners and
extend his congratulations to the graduates.
Contact: Vicki Fraser
Department of Education
jal October 12, 2004 4:06 P.M.