Friday, July 12, 2013

Video Training Cuts Costs & Travel For Consturction Workers

Construction workers and small businesses across the province will have better access to training because of  provincial funding. A new video system will deliver customized training to more than 750 commercial construction businesses across the province. The construction industry employs more than 30,000 Nova Scotians. It is estimated that 7,000 more skilled workers will be needed over the next decade. NDP MLA Becky Kent says providing accessible training, particularly for small businesses in rural areas, will help to make businesses more productive and make sure that workers have the skills they need for the job. The Construction Association of Nova Scotia will deliver the video-based training, which will cut travel costs, be easier for workers and allow more time for coaching and mentoring new employees. In 2011, the province released its workforce strategy. Key parts of the strategy include supporting learning and skills development, and enhancing opportunities for success in the workplace.