Futureworx Truro Campus

Our Truro Campus offers a wide variety of sector specific training programs aligned with the demands of the labour market; we provide short-term employability and technical skills training. These sector specific programs are tailored to respond to the recruitment demands of local industry, linking job seekers to employers.  All Futureworx programs have been designed in consultation with employers and industry sectors which ensure graduates have the most current training available.

All programs follow our Integrated Program Delivery Model.  This approach uses a combination of occupation-specific training, contextualized learning, and a work placement to address technical, soft skills and workplace essential skills all at the same time. This approach has proven to be an effective way for job seekers with limited skills to access and maintain sustainable employment, as well as access opportunities for career advancement or further education.

XLR8 (Accelerate) 

XLR8 is a 4-week Career Exploration program with emphasis on personal and professional development.

  • Employability skills workshops that will target personal attributes such as time management, work ethic, effective communication in the workplace, coping with change, stress management, self-awareness, decision making, problem solving, goal setting and creative thinking.
  • Certificates in WHMIS, OH&S, Diversity in the Workplace, and Personality Dimensions.
  • Job Search workshops such as: Resume Writing, Successful Interviewing, Networking, The Hidden Job Market, Job Search Skills, Career Decision Making and some Portfolio Development.

Sector Specific Programs

The sector specific programs are delivered over a 20-week period and are focused on the local labour market demands and employer needs. Participants will develop the technical, essential and employability skills required for employment in the various sectors to achieve skill development in a manner that motivates them and provides them with momentum to move into the workplace.

Our programs have been designed in consultation with employers and industry sectors which ensure graduates have the most current training available.  Sector specific programs include:

  • Environmental Services Worker
  • Careworx
  • Retailworx
  • Dietaryworx
  • Hotelworx
  • Hospitalityworx
  • Warehouseworx
  • Restaurantworx

Work Experience Placement

Our sector specific programs provide an opportunity for the participant to practice skills in the employment setting, demonstrate and apply their acquired knowledge and competencies and connect with potential employers. Upon demonstrating an appropriate level of competency in the classroom, learners will participate in two (2 and 4 weeks) work experience placements with an employer partner.

Work experience placements also support their career decision making and/or job specific, essential and employability skill enhancement.

Next Steps and Contact Information

We have a dedicated team eager to meet you and welcome you! We are always happy to accommodate private tour bookings for potential participants and other service providers.

For more information:

Call: 902-895-2837

Email: aarond@futureworx.ca

Or drop by and see us at 80 Glenwood Drive, Truro, NS.



Futureworx is now a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We help job seekers and employers navigate a range of programs - from career planning, job searches and on-the-job development to recruitment, planning and HR support.

The Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) provides a framework and quantitative assessment methodology for the development of nine employability skills: motivation, attitude, accountability, time management, stress management, presentation, teamwork, adaptability and confidence.

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December 3rd is declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is meant to remind us of our responsibility as a society to promote the rights and well being of persons living with disabilities. In honour of this day, staff of our Truro Campus and Nova Scotia Works Centre donated their Casual Day funds to the Autism NS Truro Chapter to support their vision of an accessible and equitable community. Donations received go directly to programs Autism NS provides to members of our community. The staff of our Elmsdale Nova Scotia Works Centre were in the foyer of the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre to raise awareness of corporate social responsibility and consumer buying power in changing attitudes of hiring persons living with disabilities. We encourage businesses to explore this untapped workforce, and encourage consumers to become socially responsible shoppers by supporting corporations who invest in advancing and enhancing the lives of people living with disabilities. ... See MoreSee Less
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In collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia our Nova Scotia Works Centres are hosting a Sensory Aware workshop at each of our 3 sites over the month of December. These events are an opportunity for persons with disabilities, including autistic individuals/individuals on the autism spectrum to visit our space to familiarize themselves with the staff, our Centres, and the employment services available to them. ... See MoreSee Less
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We recently delivered an engaging and interactive two-day training for new ESAT users, Employability Skills Assessment Tool. ESAT facilitates the assessment and supports the development of employability skills to maximize client/learner potential. To learn more about this innovative cloud-based tool used to assess, develop and track key employability skills, check out our website at futureworx.caJoin the growing number of employment and skill development service providers who are maximizing their effectiveness. ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking to Make Changes in Your Life? Join us at Futureworx for our free 11-Week WOMEN FIRST Program starting January 9, 2023.We welcome you to be part of a small group of women who are identifying their strengths and interests, exploring career options, developing workplace skills and feeling supported in making choices for a great future! ... See MoreSee Less
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We spent a couple of great days at the 2nd Annual #WorkForward Conference hosted collectively by the Association of Industry Sector Councils and Nova Scotia Works Centres.Great topics. Great speakers. Great showcase. And overall great event! Kudos to organizers! ... See MoreSee Less
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NSW Offices:
Truro - 902-893-6859
Elmsdale - 902-883-7010
Tatamagouche - 902-657-0180

Head Office:
14 Court Street, Suite 305
Truro, NS B2N 3H7

Tel: 902-843-4290
Fax: 902-843-4294

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm