Essential Employability Skills
For the Health Sector
We have a new program called Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (EESHS).
We want to partner with employers in the long-term health care industry.
We will 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
We will offer participants:
- 180 hours of essential employability skills training to prepare for a level-entry in the health sector
- a chromebook upon completion of training
- a one-week paid on-the-job training
- a six-week paid work placements that could lead to longer-term employment
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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