Call for Employers – February 2019
We are currently looking for up to three Island fisheries employers who are interested in taking part in our new pilot project – Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries. This is a training project that focuses on literacy and essential skills, employability skills and mentorship skills. The curriculum has been designed specifically for the fisheries industry.
The Goals of ESAF are to:
- Addresses the challenges of the fisheries industry such as labour shortage, absenteeism, high turnover.
- Increase workplace essential skills of those employed in and entering the fisheries industry.
- Connect unemployed or underemployed people to a workplace and industry.
- Create a training model that is innovative, customizable and transferable to other communities across Prince Edward Island and Canada.
Our Training Program Is Designed To:
- Address the labour market and workforce challenges in the fisheries in Atlantic Canada
- Help Islanders who are unemployed/underemployed find a job and succeed at that job
Benefits To Your Company:
- Your managers and supervisors will gain skills to mentor staff
- Your new and returning employees will gain skills to succeed at work
What We Have To Offer You:
- Free training for your new and returning employees (180 hours over 6 weeks)
- Free training for your supervisors and managers (30 hours)
- Wages subsidies provided
- Identify up to 6 managers or supervisors to take part in training
- Identify up to 12 new employees to be trained and then provide a 6-to-12-week work placement for them (with our wage subsidies).
- Training can take place any suitable time in 2019
- The training curriculum for ESAF participants and mentors has been developed by the College of North Atlantic, Newfoundland.
- Course facilitation for Prince Edward Island will be delivered by Workplace Learning PEI.
- ESAF PEI Project Coordinator is Lily Reaman of PEI Literacy Alliance.
- ESAF is funded by Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiatives.