1. When is training offered at METI?

Training is offered daily at METI for various  courses. Check our on-line calendar for course dates or call the office at 902-539-9766 (toll free 877-800-6384)

2. What if I need training for a group?

METI continually works with employers who require training for several staff members. We are willing to listen to your training needs and work out a training schedule that will work for you and your employees.

3. Do I need an appointment to attend training?

Yes, to ensure seat availability, please call us and we will be happy to book a seat for you in our training classes.

4. When do the full time courses start?

Our courses are ongoing throughout the year. Please look at our Programs and Start Dates for more information on course start dates.

5. Does Maritime Environmental Training Institute have living accommodations?

We do not have onsite accommodations. However, we are pleased to provide students with a list of some contacts in the local area who offer rental units and room and board. We also have local hotels who you can make arrangements with for long term accommodations.

6. What options are available for financing my training?

Funding may be available through Employment Nova Scotia, Student Loan, Student Line of Credit through your Banking Institutions and various agencies.    We can also work out a payment plan that will be mutually agreeable for you and for METI There are various organizations that offer financial assistance for full time studies. Contact our administrative support team for more information.

7. Does Maritime Environmental Training Institute offer on-line training?

METI offers several courses through our Learning Management System. They are readily available, user friendly and we provide personal on-line support. Contact us for more info or visit our on-line learning page.

8. Why should I choose Maritime Environmental Training Institute?

METI is continually assessing current education and training needs in an effort to develop programs that will give students the training required to pursue their careers. Our instructors are industry- involved, which keeps them current on trends and standards. METI works with industry to ensure the training you receive is current and in demand by employers. METI is a private career college offering certified training for today’s employers…Coast to Coast.

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    Jamie Buist

    I would like to thank METI for the great SAIA scaffold course they put on.  I was able to find work right here in Sydney thanks, METI.
    Derek Gouthro – I just received a call from Kiewit (scaffolding).  Thank you,
    everyone at M.E.T.I.!

    Jamie Buist

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Chad Johnston – Nov 2018:

    Hey folks just finishing up my scaffolding course great course to take all the
    instructors great people! Big shout out to Gerard, Chris, uncle Harold, Paul, and Brian for making this experience a good one, excellent course folks high
    recommend it!

    Chad Johnston

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Jolene MacNeil – June 2016: 

    As a recent graduate of the SAIA (Scaffold and Access Industry Association) Program (June, 2016) as well as the Environmental Health and Safety Program (fall, 2015).

    I just wanted to thank all the dedicated staff at METI, especially Gerard Jessome, for passing along their infinite knowledge, skills and contacts during my training. With Gerard’s assistance, I was offered a position with Brock Canada Field Services immediately following the
    completion of my course. As a “mature” female student who has never worked in the oil and gas industry, I believe this opportunity presented itself on the basis of the excellent training provided by METI, and the respect they have earned for producing well qualified graduates. Keep up the great work!

    Jolene MacNeil

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Liam MacNeil – July 2018:

    I’d like to thank everyone at METI for the great SAIA Pre-Employment program. Got a job with Redi-Energy on Suncor’s Fort Hills site before the course was even over!

    Awesome program, everything we learned in class is being applied daily. Special thanks to Gerard Jessome for being a great instructor and helping me get a job.

    Liam MacNeil

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Elmer Haan  – Sept 2017: 

    Program Manager

    METI has been providing excellent service, and reliable training for CLAC for many years. Their diverse course offerings, from ESC certifications to SAIA Pre-Employment and journeyperson scaffold training has proven to be extremely valuable to us. Our continued strong relationship with METI allows CLAC members to access training in Eastern Canada. METI instructors are knowledgeable and have shown a real passion for ensuring our members are trained to the highest industry standards. Brian Carrier reviewed METI Maritime Environmental Training Institute — 5 star May 11, 2018. I attended METI's courses and I am very satisfied with the training they gave me. I would like to thank my instructor Gerard Jessome providing me with quality training. I am now a 3rd year scaffolder soon to be journeyman.

    METI has been with me every step of the way and has been instrumental in my success. Within 2 months of completing the program, I had found employment. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for Quinn Construction at 28$ per hour. Then I worked for PCL as a second year for 36$ per hour. Then I became third year with a salary of 38,75$ per hour. I am now working for AEcom with an hourly rate of 36$. The drop-in wage aside, with my overtime hours, my income has remained the same.

    Thanks to METI, I went from having a job to having a career I am proud of.

    Elmer Haan

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Mark Callaghan – Sept 2017: 

    Project Coordinator
    Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services

    We have developed a great relationship with METI and their Pre-Employment Scaffolding Program over the past five years. Numerous graduates have been employed by Panels and Pipes and are always very well prepared to begin their careers as Scaffolders. They are well trained, knowing and understanding the basics of scaffolding and how to construct it safely. Along with their SAIA Scaffolding accreditation and added safety certifications METI graduates are always on the top of our list when hiring new Scaffolders.

    Mark Callaghan

    Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

    Keith MacIntyre

    This program is hands down the best in the industry. The
    training I received prepared me for just about every situation I ran into when I began working in the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I could answer questions without hesitation, and put my words into action. I worked from an entry level safety watch position to a team lead position in my first year, by the end of my third year in the oil patch I was an HSEQ Manager overseeing several sites.

    Keith MacIntyre

    Environmental Health Safety Technician

    Leigh Blinkhorn – June 2017:

    When I graduated from the EHST program in 2011, I immediately started work as a Health and Safety Advisor with Commissioning Group. From there, I worked with Kentz, MMR, and KFFT.

    My employers were so impressed with the caliber of my training and the working knowledge that I possessed, that they funded further training for me (Tap Root investigation, etc.). I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to teach this program. Their support continued long after I left METI.

    Leigh Blinkhorn

    Environmental Health Safety Technician

    Donna Lea Kehoe – Jan 2018:

    In 2015 I had no job, no prospects and not very much self confidence, when I was told about METIs environmental tech. course by Jean Chisholm of Nova Scotia Works. I graduated in July 2015 with alot of tickets but no real idea of what to do with what I had. After many closed doors METI invited me to a job fair for Sulzer Chemtech. After working for them for the last 2 years, I got married in April, I just bought my very first new car and I hope to be in my own home sometime in the not to distant future. I loved my experience at METI & I love my job with Sulzer.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Donna Lea Kehoe

    Environmental Health Safety Technician

    Jay Budd – July 2018:

    After fulfilling my Environmental Health and Safety Technicians Diploma in
    February, I was recently hired on in Saint John, NB with a contracted company, working at the Irving Oil Refinery as a Safety Coordinator! They were very impressed with the number of courses I graduated with. They give you the hands- on experience and plenty of courses you need to get to where ever it is you may want to be! So grateful to have taken this course and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the Safety field!!

    Thank you METI

    Jay Budd

    Environmental Health Safety Technician