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Twenty-one certified in first Nova Scotia pilot of the Residential Construction Site Manager Level 1 program

A joint initiative of the AHBRSC and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (RPL & Labour Mobility, and WIPSI).

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Take Your Career to the Next Level. Take the Residential Construction Site Manager Program – Level 1

In preparation for our current 3-year agreement with Labour and Advanced Education, AHBRSC consulted with 75 home builders, renovators and developers employing more than 1200 tradespeople and contractors on new and more flexible training and certification options for carpentry programs in Nova Scotia.

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Housing slump and falling oil prices impact labour market

After more than a decade of strong yearly growth, housing starts in Nova Scotia and across Canada reversed trend and declined in 2013. The slump continued in 2014 and is projected to continue throughout 2015.

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Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency considers changes to carpentry trade

The Province’s new Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency was established to provide a more relevant, industry-driven trades training and certification system featuring improved access, participation and diversity.

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Sector Council to Develop New Multi-Year Action Plan

The Province of Nova Scotia has recently signaled its intention to renew the Sector Council Funding Program and has asked us to develop a new multi-year strategic action plan as the basis for a new agreement starting in 2016.

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Get involved in making our sector stronger

The Sector Council needs the experience and insight of builders, renovators, trade workers and educators to inform and guide our work.

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AHBRSC strengthens brand position with new identity and tagline

The Atlantic Home Building & Renovation Sector Council (AHBRSC) has adopted a new brand identity and tagline to better communicate the Council’s role in support of the region’s industry.

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Council reports to NETAC at CHBA’s national conference

The sector council will present a report on it’s labour market development agenda for Nova Scotia to the National Education and Training Committee (NETAC) at the Canadian Home Builders Association’s 71st National Conference at Whistler British Columbia next week.

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Industry supports proposed changes to N.S. Apprenticeship system

The AHBRSC participated in an industry briefing session today with Minister Kelly Regan and senior staff of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education concerning proposed changes to the apprenticeship system in Nova Scotia.

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AHBRSC receives funding for NS carpentry training and certification needs assessment

The AHBRSC has recently confirmed project funding approval in the amount of $68,063 under the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education – Special Projects Program.

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