News Release Archive

The Government of Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for
two summer hiring programs under the diversity management unit of
the Department of Human Resources.

The Summer Employment Diversity Initiative Program is open to
aboriginal students, black students, racially visible students
and students with disabilities. Through this program students are
placed in summer job opportunities in government across Nova

The Summer Employment Mentorship Program provides work experience
for young women pursuing studies in fields where women are under-represented, such as applied sciences, trades, technology and 
management. The students are matched with female employees within
the provincial government who act as mentors to the student. The
program provides female students with work experience in their
chosen field, along with a role model.

"The experience the students gain through these summer programs
will assist them in their studies and help them prepare for
entering the job market full-time when they graduate," said Human
Resources Minister Allister Surette. "The summer programs are
part of the government's initiatives to diversify the workforce
and encourage Nova Scotians from minority groups and those with
disabilities to seek career opportunities with the civil

Approximately 40 students will be hired full-time for 15 weeks in
various government department offices. In previous years,
students have worked in administration, clerical, health
services, maintenance, technical, scientific and professional

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in a
university, community college or high school program and will be
returning to school in the fall of 1997.

Applications must be received by February 17, 1997. Applications
and/or resumes should be sent to Summer Employment Opportunities,
Diversity Management Unit, Nova Scotia Department of Human
Resources, P.O. Box 943, Halifax, NS, B3J 2V9, fax (902)424-0611.

Information about the programs is also available at campus
employment centres at universities and community colleges, high
schools, Access Nova Scotia Centres and Canada Employment Centres
across Nova Scotia, as well as on the Department of Human
Resources Web Site at


Contact: Norma MacIsaac  902-424-5427

trp                Jan. 30, 1997 - 1:50 p.m.