• Mary Webber

Halifax Students Explore Careers in Technologies


The end of April was an exciting and engaging time for sixty students in grades 8, 9 and 10 from the Halifax Regional School Board and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial who attended Skilled Futures in Technology, presented by Skills Canada - Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Wednesday, April 26, at NSCC IT Campus in Halifax.

Skilled Futures in Technology is a career exploration event for junior and senior high school students that promotes technology use and innovation through educational, fun and interactive workshops. Workshops were facilitated by NSCC faculty and Brilliant Labs, Alpha Dog Games and Lockheed Martin, ranging from robotics to game development.

“Our Skilled Futures series is an interactive stepping stone for students as they contemplate their career and training options. This is an event which only requires a one-day commitment, but could potentially reveal exciting career decisions for participants as they discover occupations they may not have considered before,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director of SCNS.

Skilled Futures in Technology is one in a series of one-day career exploration events taking place from October to May at locations across the province. This event is made possible by the generous support of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Nova Scotia Community College, and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.


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