Nova Scotia Energy Training Program (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Nova Scotia Nova Scotia|
|Name||Nova Scotia Energy Training Program (Nova Scotia, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Training/Technical Assistance, Workforce development|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Nova Scotia Department of Energy|
The Energy Training Program for Students was created to encourage private sector employers to hire Nova Scotia post-secondary students for career-related work terms in all sectors of the energy industry.
The program runs from early May through the end of August each year, for approximately 17 weeks.
Employers benefit by gaining access to students and recent graduates in a wide range of disciplines from universities and community college campuses in Nova Scotia.
Students gain valuable skills and work experience that will enable them to become part of a highly skilled energy sector workforce.
Small to medium-sized Nova Scotia companies involved in the energy sector may be eligible to receive a 50% wage incentive, to a maximum of $7.50/hour, toward student salaries.