CANS Role in Building Futures for Youth

CANS acts as the community host for the Building Futures for Youth program.  CANS’ responsibilities include:

  • Provides program Coordinator to supervise and coordinate all aspects of the program
  • Creates pre-screening materials
  • Delivers presentations on the program to teachers, administrators, guidance, students and their families
  • Conducts interviews, in partnership with local school boards and industry
  • Creates ‘profiles’ of both students and employers
  • Identify placements within the industry, including: Pre-screening employers, liaison with relevant Union representatives and NS Construction Labour Relations Association and facilitating effective matches between employer and student
  • Delivers Risk Management/Orientation session to those students enrolled in the program and their families
  • Develops and provides logbooks in order for students to document their training and work experience
  • Creates and administers training and program evaluations to students and employers
  • Administers safety benchmark to students during their training at NSCC and again at the end of their work placement
  • Provides Mentorship Training for journeypersons from participating employers
  • Acts as a liaison between Department of Education and Industry to promote the Cooperative Education program
  • Issues a Certificate of Participation to students who successfully complete the program
  • Hosts an ‘end of summer’ celebration for employers, supervisors, mentors, pre-apprentices and teachers
  • Participates in annual evaluation of program– feedback from all partners, follow-up with students
  • Expansion and maintenance of ‘Building Futures’ website
  • Distributes information/promotion packages to schools, students, parents and employers
  • Develop a timeline/workplan, in consultation with Working Group

Please visit for a detailed program description.

For more information:

Adam Gilbert
Building Futures for Youth Program Lead
T: 902-468-2267
C: 902-809-2297

Tanya Reddick Clayton
Building Futures for Youth Program Lead
T: 902-468-2267
C: 902-456-6444