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May 6, 2019

Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Canadians

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.