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.

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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