MLA Becky Kent, on behalf of labour and advanced education minister Frank Corbett, has announced provincial funding for a new high-definition, video system that will deliver customized training to more than 750 commercial construction businesses across the province.
“Continuous learning and improving skills are essential to the success of our businesses and our workers,” said Kent. “Providing accessible training, particularly for small businesses in rural areas, will help to make businesses more productive and make sure that workers have the skills they need for the job.”
The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) will deliver the video-based training, which will cut travel costs, be easier for workers and allow more time for coaching and mentoring new employees.
“Our members told us that having to go to Halifax for training costs too much and takes workers off the job,” said CANS president Duncan Williams. “CANS Connect will allow our members to connect with each other, and training across the Atlantic provinces.”