Training Workers

The ability to compete and respond to changes in the global market requires a vibrant and adaptable workforce.  Literacy, learning, and skills training will give your organization a more competitive edge, improving your productivity while enriching the lives and well-being of your employees.

You have to educate to compete in today's labour market.  This applies as much to employers as it does to job seekers.  Training will also allow your employees to perform to their full potential - to grow in their roles while expanding their potential to help your organization grow too.

Adult Learning and Literacy
The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) provides educational programs throughout the province.

Apprenticeship Training and Trade Certification
Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary education, covering over 60 trades, for both young and mature individuals who want to be certified to work in a skilled trade.  Trade expert (certified journeypersons) who hire apprentices and provide them with further training are eligible for the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit.

English in the Workplace
English in the Workplace is a free 10-13 week training program for immigrant employees, to help them with on-the-job language skills.  Training is customized for individuals or groups and delivered at your workplace by a qualified ESL instructor.  Training can be done face-to-face or by distance.

One Journey Work and Learn
One Journey Work and Learn is a partnership between Labour and Advanced Education, industry, and community.  The program provides skill development and employment opportunities to unemployed or underemployed Nova Scotians where there is an identified industry labour shortage.

This tool promotes a practice of learning in the workplace, providing quick and easy access to thousands of online courses suitable to staff at every level of the organizations. Courses range from Microsoft Office, to customer service, to the fundamentals of globalization.  

Workplace Education Initiative
The Workplace Education Initiative promotes learning at work and supports the development of a skilled, adaptable, and competitive workforce by increasing workplace essential skills.  Workplace Education coordinators are available to help you assess the learning needs of your business, recommend education programs for your workers, help you apply for funding to cover the cost of an instructor, and provide support while your program is taking place.

Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)
The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive provides funding to companies to encourage them to invest in skills development and certification, adapt to new technology, improve productivity, and improve their international competitiveness.  Companies can apply for funding to contribute toward the cost of training for management skills development, skills development training leading to certification, and training that supports workplace diversity.