Nova Scotia Budget 2021-22 Invests in Cape Breton

The Rankin government’s first budget includes the single largest increase in income assistance in the province’s history and provides a solid foundation for a strong economy in which business can grow. In addition, it makes investments in key sectors that will benefit Cape Breton, including the hospitality industry, long-term care, public health, mental health and the environment.

Hundreds of good jobs to come from Cape Breton’s billion-dollar construction boom

Growing up in Fort McMurray, Trent Soholt saw more than his fair share of construction in the oil industry service town so familiar to generations of Cape Breton workers. But Soholt doesn’t work in the oil patch. In fact, he doesn’t even live in Alberta. For the past 14 years, he’s been the executive director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to human resource and skills development within the industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) sector of the industry.

Billion-dollar development increase to create a whole lot of fine jobs in Cape Breton

From Construction Daily – Trent Soholt grew up in Fort McMurray and saw more than his fair share of building in the oil industry service town so familiar to generations of Cape Breton workers. But Soholt doesn’t work in the oil field. In fact, he doesn’t even live in Alberta. For the past 14 years, he has served as the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing human resources and competencies in the industry’s industrial trade institutions (ICI).

Participants in the Women Unlimited's Career Exploration Program make their way toward the Membertou Place job site for a tour of the work going on at the three-storey, 55,000 square-foot office building currently under construction. DAVID JALA/CAPE BRETON POST - David Jala

Women encouraged to explore careers in Cape Breton’s construction industry

From Cape Breton Post – It’s not every day that a 19-year-old woman doles out career advice to a group comprised of women mostly older than herself. But that was the case for apprentice carpenter Nicole Scott who on International Women’s Day shared her short but interesting on-the-job experience with a dozen other women from across Cape Breton. On Monday, the latest 12 participants of the Women Unlimited Association’s Career Exploration Program (CEP) toured the work site where Scott has been working since last July.