On February 10th, 2015 CAFCE Atlantic presented a certificate of appreciation to Brian Watson. Brian is the Director of Workforce Innovation & Entrepreneurship with the Nova Scotia Department of Economic & Rural Development and Tourism (NSERDT) and played an integral role in CAFCE Atlantic receiving funding to produce the Global TV mini-commercials, found in the “Videos” section of the CAFCE Atlantic website.


Brian has also supported co-op programs in Nova Scotia through his work with the Strategic Co-operative Education Incentive (SCEI) Program and the Student Career Skills Development Program (SCSDP). Through those wage subsidy programs, hundreds of co-op jobs are created each year in the province of Nova Scotia.


Brian has also played a role in the development of the new Graduate to Opportunity Program offered by the Nova Scotia government. This program helps small to medium-sized businesses hire a recent graduate by paying 25% of the their annual salary in their first year of employment and 12.5% of their salary in the 2nd year.


CAFCE Atlantic would also like to recognize the team of staff that Brian works with at NSERDT who make sure all of the programs are running smoothly.


Thank you Brian and your team – we really appreciate all of your help and support!


For more information on the programs that NSERDT , visit: http://www.novascotia.ca/econ/sep/