This program is coming to an end this spring (unless we are able to secure more funding)
Congratulations to our ten July 2021 graduates and our 14 December 2021 graduates!
These graduates 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 gained 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.
This project ran from February 2017 to October 2020 and we then we adapted it to the Health Sector (info above) from Nov 2021 to June 2022.
Resources to learn more about this program:
- Final Report
- Evaluation Report
- www.essentialskillsatlantic.ca (News Release about the launch of this new website)
- Video about the project
- Facebook page – where you can see the program in action
In PEI, 20 people graduated from this program, and 11 mentors took part in a week-long training.
Participant training was 180 hours. Their training focused on Essential Skills and Employability Skills. 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 was 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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