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South Shore Youth Apprentice Recognized in the NS House of Assembly

April 30 , 2009

During the 60th General Assembly of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, C.J. Hubley's accomplishments were recognized with the adoption of Resolution No.6497

C.J., a student at Forest Heights Community School, is the South Shore Regional School Board's first registered youth apprentice.  After completing a Co-Op placement through the Options and Opportunities (O2) program at his school, C.J.'s employer was so impressed, he hired him as an employee and agreed to sponsor him in an apprenticeship program. C.J. works part-time as an Automotive Service Technician where he is learning the practical aspects of the trade, counting hours toward his apprenticeship program and gaining valuable experience. 

C.J. loves what he is doing and credits his employer for keeping him in school.  He says he knew he wasn't going to go to university, in part due to the high cost, but also because it doesn't fit with his learning style.  C.J. enjoys learning new things everyday through his apprenticeship program and has already seen improvements in his overall skill level.  Not only has C.J. shown great strides in school, he is also well on his way to having a successful career as a certified Automotive Service Technician.