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Request for applications (one employer and one employee Nova Scotia representative) for three Atlantic Trades Advisory Committees under the Atlantic Apprenticeship Harmonization Project: one for the Construction Electrician trade; one for the Industrial Electrician trade; and one for the Carpenter trade.
Refer to the Terms of Reference for eligibility criteria. For example, Employee representatives must have recent and relevant experience working “on the tools”.
Please note, these are three separate committees with three separate applications and three separate qualification criterion. The information documents are the same; however, the applicant will need to use the correct Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
In order to apply, a resume detailing the applicant’s credentials and a completed Expression of Interest form is needed. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency Board will select from the applicants and appoint the representatives to the Atlantic Trade Advisory Committee. Please note, there is an honorarium and expenses paid for attending the meetings as an appointed member. The first meeting for the Construction Electrician and Industrial Electrician trades (separate meetings) is in Halifax in September 2015.
The first meeting for the Carpenter trade is in Charlottetown, PE in the fall 2015. The meetings are usually 2 days in length.Applications must be returned by May 8, 2015 to: email@example.com
How many of us wanted to be racing drivers, ballet dancers or astronauts when we were at school? Clearly more than ended up achieving those dreams. But then how many, as excitable 11-year-olds, would have said engineering and construction was our career of choice? Would it have been more if the teachers themselves acknowledged the industry as a viable career option for pupils? This is one of the reasons behind the Design, Engineer, Construct! curriculum offered by social education business Class of Your Own. Read more.
Pre-employment programs are a win-win for companies and young people interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Read more.
Many suggest that good workers are few and far between but there are places to look and options to find them. These include looking at different demographics for potential workers to using specialty employment firms to taking advantage of innovative services like programs abroad. Read more.
Check out CMD’s 2015 Canadian Construction Outlook. Read more.