New trades college opens in Nova Scotia

October 30, 2009

The Carpenters Union of Mainland Nova Scotia has opened a private college in Lower Sackville that will train more tradespeople for the construction industry in order to address a shortage of qualified workers. The Carpenter Millwright Trades College offers an 8-week pre-employment course for people with no experience in the field, and two 4-week elective courses in scaffold training and installing construction forms. The college also plans to offer a drywall course, as well as instruction in other industry-related trades. Halifax Chronicle-Herald