Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Canadians

Gold | The Program Excellence Award

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) partnered with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to offer education, apprenticeship and career opportunities in the shipbuilding industry to Indigenous Canadians, who are historically underrepresented in the industry. The partnership involved a 14-week preparatory training program focused on personal and academic readiness and metal fabrication career exploration; a Metal Fabrication Diploma program; mentoring and coaching by community and industry supporters; two work terms at Irving Shipbuilding; and, upon graduation, full-time employment with Irving’s Halifax Shipyard.

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The Program Excellence Award

The Program Excellence Award recognizes a program that is innovative, portable, sustainable, and effective.

CICan and TD Insurance

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TD Insurance is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the CICan Awards of Excellence Program. TD Insurance will give an award of $1,000 to each Gold level Award of Excellence recipient.
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