Courses & Education
Courses & Education
Traincan is an organization that can train and certify employees in Food Handling, HACCP, WHIMIS and other workplace safety training. Traincan also provides specialized allergen training and gluten free training.
Provided by the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, restauranteurs and their staff have access to a variety of training modules for free. This platform includes WHIMIS training, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Microsoft Office, and Social Media for Businesses along with many more topics.
Online food safety courses for management and front-of-house staff from the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resources Council.
Investing in the education and skills of employees is a great way to boost your business and retain staff. In addition, some programs have financial assistance or wage subsidies for students.
Starting a Career - High School
The Co-operative Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to organizations that offer career-related work experiences for university and college co-operative students.
An apprenticeship program for high school students where they can start apprenticing part-time in their chosen trade.
An opportunity for high school students to learn about a career path before they leave high school. Co-ops can be done as part of the Options & Opportunities (O2) program.
This initiative is intended to offer students a meaningful and relevant educational opportunity to explore and experience careers in the culinary trades; provide paid “hands-on” work experience under the guidance of a Red Seal Cook; facilitate the transition for students between high school and post-secondary education and provide students with an introduction to careers in the culinary trades.
Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency provides trades training and certification. They can also provide financial support for employers that are looking to hire an apprentice.
Starting a Career - Post-Secondary
This program gives you great
skills in both baking and pastry (including cakes, tortes, cookies, frozen and
cream-based desserts) and provides the basis for a career as a professional
baker or pastry chef.
Develop the skills you need to launch a career in the food service industry. This 1-year Culinary Skills Certificate prepares you to begin working in a commercial kitchen and gives you a pathway to becoming a professional cook.
This program is for the
person who wants to develop the skills needed to launch a career in the food
service industry. This 2-year program prepares you to begin a career in a
commercial kitchen and is a foundational pathway to becoming a professional cook.
Tourism and Hospitality
This exploratory 1-year program prepares you for a career in the tourism and hospitality industry. Enhance your interests and passion for travel and service.
2-year program prepares you for a career in the tourism industry with a focus
on accommodations and food service sectors.
your passion for dining and travel while meeting new people and gaining
job-ready skills in a hands-on learning environment connected to industry.
Learn about creating, developing and managing guest experiences, strategies for
providing culturally relevant customer service in hotels and restaurants, and
entrepreneurial business practices – from human resources and leadership to
finances and strategic marketing.
Pursue your passion for organizing events and meeting new people by gaining job-ready skills in a hands-on learning environment connected to industry. Participate in opportunities such as creating, developing and managing events, strategies for providing culturally relevant customer service, and entrepreneurial business practices – from human resources and leadership to finances and strategic marketing.
NSCC Bartending & Mixology Course
This program is for both those beginning a career as a bartender or who are currently working as an entry-level bartender and would like to build the skills to manage a bar within a food and beverage operation.
Tourism is the world’s largest service industry and the second largest industry overall. At the Mount, we know that tourism is about hotels, restaurants, and resorts, but it does not stop there! It is also about customer engagement, adventure tour companies, destination planning and marketing, and boutique inns – creating experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Careers in tourism and hospitality are available locally and around the world. Here in Nova Scotia, the tourism and hospitality industry is an exciting, vibrant and rapidly growing sector. Students in our program benefit from small class sizes, flexible learning options, experiential learning, and faculty who have a wide range of research interests and industry experience.
The Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) is nationally recognized and enables tradespersons to work anywhere in Canada without further training or examination. As well, employers look to the RSE as an indication of skills and competency. "RSE" can be used on business cards and signatures.
Certified Chef de Cuisine
In partnership with the Canadian Culinary Institute (CCI), this program is designed for established Red Seal chefs looking to fine-tune their skills in the kitchen and deepen their restaurant management expertise.
The Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program is an Atlantic strategy to develop and strengthen the business and leadership skills of tradespeople in the region. The goal is to assist tradespeople to start and operate their own business or move into leadership roles in their organizations.