The Technology Advantage Program (TAP)

The Technology Advantage Program brings together Nova Scotia’s education system and industry, to create a unique and focused program. They currently are working to provide students with pathways to the tech sector. As part of this, work experiential learning opportunities are being used to enhance student learning.

This pilot program supports students in developing the competencies and skills needed to succeed in school and to pursue a career in the technology sector. It may take up to six years to complete. With career exploration at its core, this pilot program combines classroom learning with experiential learning that includes mentorship opportunities, internships and co-operative education placements.

Students who complete the pilot program will be prepared for career opportunities in the technology sector, or to pursue more post-secondary education.

The TAP team is currently looking for job shadow placements for Cole Harbour high and JL Ilsley students for April 14th and 21st, 2021. They are hoping that each student will have the opportunity to take advantage of a one-day, in-person work placement and gain a deeper understanding of the tech industry. If you or your company is interested in hosting a TAP student for one day or would like more information on the program or this specific opportunity, you can email Jason Carmichael, TAP Project Lead, at

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