Nova Scotians urged to consider skilled trades an option

February 4, 2008

The Nova Scotia Department of Education hosted a panel discussion at last Friday's school board conference in Halifax, and panelists urged Nova Scotia parents to consider careers in the skilled trades for their children. The panel included Dr. Martin Gardner, a cardiologist whose son is training as a chef. Although NS parents seem slow to accept the trades, students are seeing the employment opportunities. Enrolment at NSCC has increased 6% this year.