Aboriginal Peoples Training & Employment Commission (APTEC)
“Productivity in Partnership”
APTEC is the employment and training division of the Native Council of Nova Scotia established to provide human resource development services to the rural, urban, off-reserve Mi’kmaq / Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia. Established as an outreach employment service in 1977, APTEC is now supported partially through the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy (AHRDA) and an employment assistance agreement with Service Canada.
APTEC offers the target group a range of employment and training services with the goal to obtain and maintain long term sustainable employment. This is completed through assessment, employment counseling, a mutually agreed upon return to work action plan and where determined, funding support. Current support programs accessible to the target group consist of, targeted or wage subsidies, job creation partnerships, skills development and the self employment program. A range of Youth programming is also available which are client centered programs that responds to individual needs; the matching of post secondary graduates with career related work experience and summer work experience initiatives. APTEC also provides programs and assistance to Aboriginal persons with disabilities to obtain and retain employment.
To ensure the target group have current local, regional and provincial information on available opportunities and resources, the APTEC service works diligently to develop and maintain partnerships. Current and potential partners include community agencies, the private sector, human resource sector councils, training institutions and government agencies and departments.
For More Information Contact:
Direct: 902-895-1523 ext 226
NCNS Provincial Office
129 Truro Heights Road
P.O. Box 1320, Truro, NS, B6L 1X2
Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
NCNS Liverpool Office
29 Market Street
P.O. Box 2028, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0
NCNS Sydney Office
14 Wentworth Street
P.O. Box 813, Station A, Sydney, NS, B1P 5H7