Building Futures for Youth

As part of co-op expansion efforts, the province has developed and strengthened partnerships with the Nova Scotia Community College and industry. One example is the Building Futures for Youth (BFY) program. It allows Grade 10 and Grade 11 co-op students to explore careers in the construction industry. The program consists of three components; in school co-op, Construction Association of Nova Scotia orientation and safety training and 6-7 weeks of paid employment as a registered construction trades pre-apprentice. The program can provide up to three co-operative education credits, banked apprenticeship hours, and eligibility for one of three CANS BFY/Nova Scotia Community College(NSCC) scholarships.  
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