Building Futures for Youth

News – February 1, 2021: BFY Launches New Website

Our Building Futures for Youth team is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website! The new site will help students find key information they’re looking for to make an informed decision about a career in construction:

While you’re visiting the new BFY website, check out our awesome promotional videos that highlight the program and its benefits; career and industry exploration; the application process: 

The Building Futures for Youth program has been developed as a partnership between CANS; NS Department of Education-English Program Services; NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education-Apprenticeship Division; the Nova Scotia Community College and local school boards. The program provides Grade 10 & 11 students with an opportunity to explore careers in the construction industry.

Building Futures for Youth formed the foundation of my career. I now know exactly which direction I’m going, and nothing can stop me from getting there. My name is Eric Gould, and I am going to become a crane service technician.”

Eric GouldBFY participant 2008, NSCC Student 2009 and CANS BF scholarship recipient

“I speak for all members of our workplace, we all enjoyed and benefited from our experience with Building Futures for Youth.”

Tim BoutilierDepartment of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Host employer 2009-2012