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College and Other Vocational Instructors  (NOC 4131)
Cape Breton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.

CEGEP teacher, college teacher, commercial art instructor, community college teacher, company trainer, computer training instructor, department chairperson – college, department head – CEGEP, firefighting instructor, language school instructor, teacher – institute of technology, teacher, legal assistant program, training officer – company, vocational institute teacher.

College and other vocational instructors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
  • Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
  • Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
  • Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
  • Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
  • May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.

These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville

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Outlook & Prospects for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Cape Breton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Cape Breton Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Cape Breton Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2011-11-10

Currently the chances of qualified College and Other Vocational Instructors finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. Colleges and private institutes provide a significant number of job openings for this occupation. Some contract and term work are associated with this occupation, as specialized courses are developed to meet changing labour market requirements. Full time opportunities are less common, and usually occur as a result of retirement of existing staff. Nova Scotia Community College is the largest employer in the region, with campuses in Sydney and Port Hawkesbury.

In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.

Additional information on College and Other Vocational Instructors (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.

Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.