Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council

The concept picked up quickly, and visiting groups grew from one a month to several a week in no time. “It really has taken off in terms of being a show piece for the industry,” says Soholt. “When groups come to visit, we call on our industry partners and our trade professionals to walk visitors through what a day in the life of a carpenter might be, or what a day in the life of an operating engineer might be, or a plumber or an ironworker or a millwright or a boilermaker, project manager, for instance.” Developed in partnership with industry and the Province of Nova Scotia, the TEH features 14 interactive exhibits (booths) where visitors can learn about construction careers by participating in a variety of hands-on demonstrations and speaking with industry professionals at different stages of their careers. MOBILE CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE (MCE) Building on the success of the TEH, the Department of Education reached out to NSCSC in 2018 about creating a mobile version of the TEH that could commute to all areas of the province to engage rural communities. Called the Mobile Construction Experience (MCE), the NSCSC unveiled a mobile construction experience in 2019 in the form of a 53-foot, custom-built, solar-powered trailer built to showcase Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) construction sector careers. A wide view of the front of the Trades Exhibition Hall with coordinator Rebecca 7