Companies in Nova Scotia’s energy sector will continue to provide opportunities for students and recent graduates with support from government through the Energy Training Program. Applications are now available for employers for the 2019 program, which connects young people to jobs through specialized training and work experience. “Our students, recent graduates and our energy sector have great potential and government has a role in helping young Nova Scotians make the most of opportunities,” said Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette. “A strong energy sector supports inclusive economic growth for all Nova Scotians and gives our brightest young minds the chance to find fulfilling careers at home.” Through the program, small- and medium-sized companies in the energy sector can apply for wage support to hire post-secondary students and recent graduates. The program provides eligible employers with 50 per cent of a student’s salary, up to $7.50 per hour, during a student’s employment with the company. Work terms run from 12 to 17 weeks between April and August. The application deadline is Jan. 11. Since 2002 the Energy Training Program has funded 438 student placements at more than 100 companies. For more information on the Energy Training Program, visit http://novascotia.ca/energytraining .