This program offers you a skill building experience and a meaningful work experience.
We can only accept 15 adults, so please apply as soon as possible by clicking the link above.
Training – Oct 4th 2021 to Dec 10th, 2021
Work placements – Dec 13th to Jan 21, with possibility of futher employment
To qualify, you must:
- have your GED or High School Diploma
- be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada and live on PEI
- currently be underemployed or unemployed
- pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check
We offer participants:
- a 10-week (22.5 hours/week) blended learning opportunity (classroom and online)
- a weekly training allowance (if you qualify)
- 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 (Whisperwood, Garden Home, The Mount, or MacLeod Group)
- a certificate upon completion
- transferable skills you can use anywhere
- resident attendants
- dietary aides
- multiservice workers
- and more
Congratulations to our ten July 2021 graduates of our Essential Employability Skills Health Sector program
They completed their essential employability skills training, using a curriculum specialized for the long-term health care industry.
Included in the training, were guest speakers who shared their knowledge about:
- Grief Management
- Resumes and Interviews
- Funding Options for Residential Care Worker (RCW) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs
- Budgeting and Debt Management
These participants also received these additional certifications while in training with us:
- Gentle Persuasive Approach Dementia Care
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Most of these graduates are now in their six-week work placement in a long-term health care setting, which may lead to longer-term employment. A few graduates will start their work placement in September.
Thank you to our employer partners:
- Garden Home
- Whisperwood Villa
- The Mount Continuing Care Community
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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