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.



Futureworx Truro Campus has partnered with Maritime Truss to create a link to employment program that provides FREE training in the truss production and construction industry.

During the program, participants will attain certificates in: WHMIS, Occupational Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Emergency First Aid /CPR, Personality Dimensions, and Forklift Operators.

This 8-week program combines both classroom and hands-on learning and offers guaranteed employment upon successful completion!  To review the full program overview, click here.

To be considered for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Lift up to 50lbs
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Physical capacity for kneeling, pushing, pulling and bending and to climb up and down from 3 feet
  • Tolerance for fluctuating temperatures, [hot and cold] and dusty conditions

To apply, contact Ellen Culgin via ellenc@futureworx.ca or by calling 902-201-6036



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.

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