Jump Start to Trades

The Jump Start to Trades Program** is a 10-week program that VCLA offers in partnership with PeopleWorx. The goal of this program is to prepare learners for entry into the trade’s labour market.

Our learners often come to this program because they have a trades interest, but do not have a grade 12 or GED and cannot get into the Nova Scotia Community College.

Learners are given the opportunity to explore careers within the trades. The program consists of academic upgrading, including a construction-related curriculum, personal development and job readiness, hands-on training at a community construction project under the direction of a RED SEAL carpenter, and a job placement with a local employer or journeyperson.

**PLEASE NOTE: THE JUMP START TO TRADES PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD AWAITING NEW FUNDING