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Program: Grade Education and Nova Scotia

program: The program is an alternative to standard hair-styling schools, according to CBC. Apprentices will not have to pay tuition to enroll, and will only be charged minimal fees for kits or other requirements. The program is open to anyone with a Grade 12 education or equivalent, but it's expected to particularly help refugees, immigrants and people who live in remote areas of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia to cover tuition for apprenticeship training Mi'kmaq apprentices begin unique program to build a birchbark canoe Mostly, these fees can be covered by working at the salon because they'll be getting an income as they're training, said Dana Sharkey, executive director of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, which created the program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. Reaching out to immigrants Apprentices will be able to train at a salon closest to them. Apprentices will be required to work under a licensed and qualified hair stylist for up to three years, and to attend blocks of technical training at the Nova Scotia Community College. ( As reported in the news.