Essential Employability Skills 

For the Health Sector

Transitioning from the Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries program, a new program called Essential Employability Skills – Health Sector (EESHS) is now being created and will soon be launched in 2021 in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. 

This project will aim to partner with employers in the long term care industry, offering a free 30 hour mentor training program to selected current staff in leadership roles, and also training participants who will have work placements with the employers upon graduation. 

Participants recruited for this program will be given 180 hours of training in Essential Skills and Employability Skills, and after successful graduation will be provided with paid work placement with the partner employers.

Training topics covered will include the following topics, plus presentations from relevant guest speakers: 

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.

EESHS is 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, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.

Contact Person:
Lily Reaman
Project Coordinator 
PEI Literacy Alliance 
lily@peiliteracy.ca 

 

For Atlantic Fisheries

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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