The Apprenticeship Training Division will assess certificates or licenses that are granted by a regulatory authority if they are in a trade or occupation that is similar in scope to any of the designated trades in Nova Scotia.
To begin, clearly define what role an apprentice could play within your business and what skills you are looking for in a new employee. It is also important to identify a journeyperson who is capable of training new staff to your standards and business requirements.
Apprenticeship is and always has been about mentoring and passing along trade knowledge and skills from journeyperson to apprentice. As an apprentice, you work under the supervision of a journeyperson in the workplace. Here are some tips for getting the most from your mentoring experience with a journeyperson.
Examinations are normally written at scheduled times. There is generally at least one examination sitting per month in Halifax and Sydney, and less frequently in other locations. The sittings are usually on a Saturday, and begin at 9:30 am (see the Examination Schedule).
The Mashteuiatsh Forum, held October 25, 26 and 27 of 2006, which was an inaugural event for the First Nations, was an opportunity for meetings and discussions, among stakeholders from all sectors – First Nations, Inuit, representatives of civil society, and representatives from the governments of Quebec and Canada –united around the same table. The purpose of the Forum was to bring together all parties who are concerned or who have interests in the socioeconomic development of the First Nations of Quebec.
Once you have signed an apprenticeship agreement, you (the apprentice) and each of the other participants in the agreement (such as the journeyperson and employer) have roles and responsibilities to fulfill: