HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s community colleges are holding steady in enrolment for their advanced skills programs.
A spokeswomen for the 13 colleges says that as of Sept. 30 there were 10,676 students enrolled in programs ranging from trades to health services.
That’s about the same as the last two years.
Kathleen Cameron says that in the decade before that there were steady rises in enrolment as the province expanded the college system.
She said there have been increases in the number of students who are completing high school at the colleges, with about 2,100 students currently in the School of Access programs.
Last year, there were 1,990 students in the access programs.
The colleges expect an additional 15,000 Nova Scotians will participate in apprenticeship training, customized training and continuing education over the course of the year.