Your Liberal government is working hard to make sure more young people find meaningful employment here in Nova Scotia.
Liberals know what it means for a young person to have an opportunity to work and live at home – to be close to family, friends, and live in a place where everybody knows your name. For many of us, this is where our support system is, and, most importantly, where our heart is.
As part of the 2016-17 budget, we are investing more than $12 million in programs that provide the skills, training and experience needed to connect young people to a careers in this province.
Those investments include funding for employers to create new positions for recent graduates, co-op and summer work experiences, graduate research scholarships, and apprenticeship co-op work terms.
Since 2013, more and more young people are staying and working right here at home – in fact, Nova Scotia made the most progress of any province in reducing youth unemployment in 2015. We’ve also seen an increase in apprentice participation, with over 6200 registrations – in increase of nearly six per cent in the past year.
This year’s budget is aimed at continuing this momentum.
Our Liberal government is helping hundreds of young people get a foot in the door and land good jobs so they can build a life and start their careers right here at home.
We’re also hiring more young Nova Scotians directly into the public service with the Experience Through Opportunity program – giving young and less experienced workers from across Nova Scotia a chance to serve their province. During the past two years more than 1,200 workers under the age of 35 have started careers with the provincial government.