TRURO - A substantial funding announcement to assist communication and technology in the construction sector was made in Truro on Tuesday morning.
The federal government is investing $97,586, with the help of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC), to prepare the workforce for technological advances and provide a greater understanding of information technology.
The project’s goal is to increase the capacity of the construction sector through skills development in the area of computer technologies.
In addition, the Nova Scotia government will contribute $117,475 through the Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Labour Market Partnership and $95,000 through its Strategic Training and Transition Fund.
The pilot project encourages construction companies to contact the NSCSC to inquire how they can take advantage of the program, which helps provide more technological equipment and related skills on work sites.
Government officials said there is still an overwhelming amount of paperwork instead of updated technology being used at construction sites, which often reduces efficiency, time management and productivity.