Atlantic Trade Advisory Committees application request: Construction Electrician; Industrial Electrician; Carpenter

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.

Attached: a letter from the Honourable Minister Regan; a Terms of Reference for the Committees (generic); the expense guidelines; and Expression of Interest forms.

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: sarah.lightfoot@novascotia.ca

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