Nova Scotia youth will benefit from a $15.2 million investment that will help construct a Trades Innovation Centre at the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus.
“This is an example of government creating opportunities for young Nova Scotians. A career in the skilled trades is a smart choice,” said Ms. Regan. “A new educational Trades Innovation Centre at the Pictou Campus will give students a modern shop space where they can learn their trades and become part of a highly qualified, specialized workforce, ready to discover and take advantage of the great opportunities here in Nova Scotia.”
The Trades Innovation Centre will provide a modern, high-performance shop space for today’s specialized labour force.
Of the $15.2 million investment, $8.3 million will come from the province and $6.9 million from the federal government. The funding will support the construction of a separate, purpose-built, educational trades building at the Pictou Campus. This building will provide the specialized training infrastructure required to meet industry demand and will accommodate carpentry, cabinetry, motor vehicle repair and heavy duty equipment. It will be environmentally efficient, certified to LEED Gold standards.
The federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund which helps modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improves the environmental sustainability of these facilities.
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