News Release Archive

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Board will be holding a public
open house at the Adult Vocational Training Centre Campus of the
Nova Scotia Community College, Sydney, May 14, from 6:30 p.m. to
8:30 pm.

This event is the second in a series of board initiatives
designed to gather input from business, industry, apprentices,
parents, and students, so that new skilled trades/occupations
suitable for apprenticeship training can be identified.

"For Nova Scotians to maintain a competitive edge in this
changing world, our job training must be adaptable and reflect
the skills and job requirements of the day," said Education and
Culture Minister John MacEachern.  "Through public consultation
with Nova Scotians across the province, the apprenticeship board
aims to identify the types of training required to respond to our
changing labor force, so that our apprenticeship training
programs can adapt to meet those needs."

The apprenticeship board provides policy advice to the minister
of Education and Culture on all apprenticeship programs in Nova
Scotia. This includes new occupations suitable to the
apprenticeship model of training. 

Currently there are 49 apprenticeable trades/occupations in Nova
Scotia, with approximately 3,300 registered apprentices in these
trades/occupations. Apprenticeship is a model of training that
combines practical, on-the-job training with classroom training.

Internet users can access the apprenticeship board's homepage at

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Contact: Bernie MacDonald 902-424-0872

jlw                         May 3, 1996        4:15 p.m.