Looking for a new work opportunity?
Interested in working in a health care setting?
Our Essential Employability Skills Program may be for you!
This program offers you a valuable skill building experience and meaningful work experience. To qualify, you must have your GED or High School Diploma.
We offer participants:
- 8 weeks (4.5 hours a day) of online training with a group in essential employability skills training.
- you may qualify for our weekly training allowance.
- help with costs for childcare and internet.
- a free chromebook computer and headset. If you finish this program you get to keep them.
- a six-week paid work placements that could lead to longer-term employment.
- geriatric assistants
- dietary aides
- and more
We offer employers:
- 30 hours of free mentorship training for staff in leadership roles
- new employees who are training and ready to work
- 50% wage subsidies for these new employees for six weeks
Participants will gain the following skills:
- Working with others
- Oral communication
- Computer use
- Document use
- Continuous Learning
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Personal presentation
EESHS is funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. This project is led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.
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Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries – Project completed and now closed.
This project was completed on October 30, 2020. Here is a short video about the project.
Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries ran from February 2017-October 2020. On PEI 20 graduated from this program, and 11 mentors took part in the training, over two cohorts.
Training was 180 hours for Participants, and 30 Hours for Mentors. Training had many presentations from relevant guest speakers, and covered the following topics:
Essential Skills for the Workplace: Working with others, Writing, Reading, Numeracy, Thinking, Oral communication, Chromebook use, Document use, and Continuous Learning
Employability Skills: Attitude, Confidence, Accountability, Motivation, Time Management, Teamwork, Stress Management, Personal presentation, and Adaptability.
After graduation, participants were placed with partner employers, Atlantic Aqua Farms and Raspberry Point Oysters, for work placements leading to job opportunities.
The Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) project, was funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, is being led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.
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