The Environmental Skills Internship Project Cleaning Up on Skills Training in Cape Breton's Budding Environment Sector (2005)

The Environmental Skills Internship (ESI) project established by the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) provides wage subsidies to environmental businesses based in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton region.

Launched in November 2002, the ESI project’s overall goal is to develop a core of environmental remediation expertise in Cape Breton, allowing local firms to bid on such major remediation projects as the clean-up of the Sydney tar ponds and the abandoned Sydney Steel Company plant.

The long-term objective is to create capacity to deal with similar toxic waste clean-up projects anywhere in Canada or around the world on a “flying squad” model similar to that of Alberta wild-well fighters, where practitioners return home between contracts.

The ESI project also reduces the risk for companies involved in hiring young professionals or displaced workers, and offers post-secondary graduates and displaced workers the opportunity to get a head-start on an environmental career.

Established in 1992 as part of the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program, ECO Canada addresses the human resources challenges facing Canada’s growing environment sector by developing strategies and programs that promote and enhance human resources standards. It responds to the needs of employers, environmental practitioners, educators, and students.

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Douglas Watt. The Environmental Skills Internship Project Cleaning Up on Skills Training in Cape Breton's Budding Environment Sector 2005. Web. 12 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/eco_canada/eco_canada.pdf>
Douglas Watt (2005). The Environmental Skills Internship Project Cleaning Up on Skills Training in Cape Breton's Budding Environment Sector. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/eco_canada/eco_canada.pdf
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