Pre-Apprenticeship Bricklayer Training Course


The Building Trades are built on a foundation of training and safety. Mainland Nova Scotia’s Building Trades Unions are among the largest sources of privately funded skills trades training in Nova Scotia. Our affiliated Locals have been conducting trades training for decades, and we are pleased to announce the creation of our own Private Career College – the Building Trades Advancement College of Nova Scotia (BTAC). With a mantra of “For Tradespeople, By Tradespeople”, BTAC will provide unparalleled, industry-led training for Nova Scotia’s ICI construction industry. High quality, real-life training solutions have been developed that are responsive to the needs of both tradespeople and industry. The first program offered by BTAC is a 20 week pre-apprenticeship bricklaying course. The course will feature 18 weeks of instruction, along with a 2-week work term with a contractor within the province. A copy of the program outline is attached, along with an application for admission and guidelines for those interested in applying for the program. There’s currently high demand for Bricklayers throughout the province. If you have any questions at all, please call the BTAC office at 1-833-221-2822, or email Follow the link below to access the Pre-Apprenticeship Bricklaying Documents:


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