Career Exploration

Techsploration is engaged with our community; making contact with like-minded organizations, using industry resources, and collaborating with other groups are a few of the ways we network in order to achieve our goals. Check out the links to many of our community partners and available resources for further career exploration!

Learn more about apprenticeship as a career pathway to exciting and in-demand careers in skilled trades with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, one of Techsploration’s Founding Program Partners.

Automotive Sector Council of Nova Scotia (ASCNS)
ASCNS is the trusted hub for information and access to resources and industry intelligence for automotive service and repair businesses, employees, apprentices, and students

Building Futures for Youth
The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) developed Building Futures for Youth (BFY), in partnership with the Department of Education, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, Nova Scotia Community College, local regions of Education, and in consultation with Industry representatives. The program is designed to increase the number of youth safely exploring careers in the construction industry.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Led by a national board of directors made up of senior leaders from a diverse group of Canadian manufacturers of all sizes, CME has their finger on the pulse of the sector. Learn more about exciting careers in manufacturing!

Careers in Construction
Learn more about exciting careers in Canada’s construction sector!

Construction Association of Nova Scotia
CANS Education and Training provides valuable training opportunities for career and skill development, specially designed for the construction industry.

Digital Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s industry association for the province’s growing digital sector.

Engineers Nova Scotia
Engineers Nova Scotia is the licensing and regulatory body for the 7,000 Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training practicing in Nova Scotia or on Nova Scotia projects. Learn more about engineering and mentorship training for engineers in Nova Scotia.

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) 
ICTC is the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs for the digital economy.

Jobs Here
Nova Scotia Government career site containing aptitude tests, planning tools, and hundreds of career profiles with employment rates, earning potential, and training paths.

Mohawk College – Women in Trades and Technology (WiTT)
WITT is a group that increases opportunities and supports for women in technology and trades in all fields, through a rich networking and support community. WITT welcomes industry, staff, students and faculty across all areas of the college and all genders, backgrounds, races and orientation to become involved and contribute to the support of women in technology and/or trades.

Mohawk College – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Resources
Check out helpful resources from Mohawk College that are intended to continue experiential learning while we inhabit a virtual environment.

NSCC Career in Gear
Ready to explore your career options? This innovative website from Techsploration Founding Program Partner, NSCC, may help you decide what’s next in your career. Sign up and discover options with creative career games and resources. Your journey toward meaningful learning and work begins here!

Skills Canada Nova Scotia
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming.

SkillsonlineNS is a partnership between Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour and Advanced Education, CBDC & Bluedrop that gives every resident of the province access to thousands of FREE online courses on the most important workplace topics to improve their skills and career prospects.

As Canada’s national ICT business association, TECHNATION (formerly ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada.

TechNova is the professional organization for technicians and technologists in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Women in Communications and Technology
Women in Communications and Technology is the only Canadian coast-to-coast non-profit organization that inspires and supports women to achieve their highest career potential in Canada’s digital economy through professional development, mentorship, advocacy and research.

Women of Powerline Technicians
Women of Powerline Technicians promotes diversity, inclusion and equality in the trades. We partner with employers to aid in establishing a sustainable workforce. Through initiatives Women of PLT creates possibilities for women to succeed in skilled trades and technical roles in Canada’s electricity sector.

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is an action-oriented, non-profit organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT).

WISE Atlantic
WISEatlantic aims to shift gendered STEM stereotypes. We empower girls to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based careers by raising their awareness of the diversity of jobs within these fields, and enabling them to visualize themselves working in these fields.

Venture for Canada
Venture for Canada is a national charity which develops entrepreneurial leadership skills through training and supporting youth to work at innovative Canadian startups and small businesses.