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School of Trades and Transportation

A student examines the wing of a small airplane.
Our aviation programs teach students how to repair and maintain airframes and engines for airplanes and helicopters.

School of Trades and Transportation programs

The School of Trades and Transportation offers programs that prepare students for careers in the building and manufacturing trades, the marine sector and transportation trades. All programs are designed to meet and exceed provincial and national occupational standards and may be accredited by accrediting agencies, such as Transport Canada.

We also offer continuing education opportunities, and we work with industry and businesses to develop customized offerings that meet their unique needs.

Our faculty come from industry, bringing with them career success from a variety of disciplines and organizations.

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Our school specializes in:

  • Building and manufacturing
    Our building and manufacturing students get the skills to work in Carpentry, Precision Machining, Welding, Occupational Health and Safety and other trades. View building and manufacturing programs.
  • Marine
    Students interested in seafaring jobs or the fisheries are trained to launch careers in Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Navigation Technology or other vessel-based roles. View marine programs.
  • Transportation
    Those interested in working on cars, trucks, heavy equipment or aircraft get their required skills in programs like Automotive Service Repair, Truck and Transport Repair and Aircraft Maintenance Technology. View transportation programs.

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Apprenticeship opportunities

When you graduate from many of our trades programs, you receive credit towards apprenticeship. This jumpstarts your journey as an apprentice and furthers your path toward attaining a Red Seal endorsement. Learn more from the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

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