Jan 3, 2017

In order to take advantage of the brand new apprenticeship training now available for people wanting to become employed in marine industry in Nova Scotia, businesses require a Nova Scotia Certified Marine Service Technician on staff who can be the journeyperson to train and mentor the apprentice(s). 

A three day preparatory course for qualified technicians wishing to challenge the certification is now available. The course will explain and review the different marine service disciplines that the technician will be tested on, and help technicians who are not used to writing multiple choice exams.

In order to qualify the Technician must:

-Have a minimum of 10,800 hours of hands-on work experience or approximately 6 years in all aspects of the Trade that can be proved.

-Contact a Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Training Consultant to review qualifications, and apply for certification.

-Write a 120 question certification exam.

Course information

Date March 1-3, 2017

Location TBD (Halifax)

No charge for AMTA and NSBA members

More information is at

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