by Stacy Dunn
“Amplify” is the theme for Canada Career Month 2022. How will you choose to amplify and strengthen your job search or career development? Whether you wish to develop your skills or connect with more people, you must always start with knowing your talents, values, and interests.
The Employment Journey on PEI continually promotes local career services organizations.
Below is a list of events happening this month. Check social media for further details on these events and more:
“Holland College is excited to be celebrating Canada Career Month this November,” says Haley Doherty, Employment and Career Advisor with the college. “Events and activities that celebrate and foster career development will take place in Holland College locations across the province.”
Detailed information and the schedule of events will be sent to students directly. For more information, please contact Haley at 902-566-9368 or [email protected]
UPEI events are free for all UPEI students and graduates. Visit the UPEI Experiential Education Department’s Canada Career Month page to find more information and to register.
Some of the events include:
- Growth Mindset Workshop
- Resume Writing Hands-On Workshop
- Volunteer Showcase
- Presentation Skills Workshop
- Afternoons of Service with the PEI Craft Council
- Employer Showcase
For more information about UPEI Experiential Education, email [email protected]
Creative PEI‘s Creative Well-Being Initiative Conference will take place on November 18, 10 am to 5 pm at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre. Artists, mental health professionals, and creative sector workers will gather to begin work on a draft strategic plan to address the mental well-being of artists and arts workers on PEI.
For more information, contact Project Coordinator JoAnna Howlett at [email protected]
Academy of Learning Career College (AOLCC) is hosting career and program information days on November 8 and November 16 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at their locations in Charlottetown and Summerside.
The public can drop in to get information on AOLCC programming and find out about careers in demand. “They will be able to find out about funding available to attend college and get any questions answered that they are wondering about,” says Katherine McQuaid, Director of Training.
“Our career counsellors will be available to answers questions and provide information.”
For more information on Academy of Learning Career College, call Katherine McQuaid at 902-894-8973 or email [email protected]
Career Development Services (CDS) is a place people can go to talk about their talents, values, and interests and get help with mapping out their own employment journey with career development practitioners and career counsellors.
Contact your local CDS office to ask about their free, confidential services:
O’Leary – [email protected] | 902-859-2776 | @cds.westprince
Summerside – [email protected] | 902-436-0706 | @cds.summerside
Charlottetown – [email protected] | 902-626-2014 | @cds.charlottetown
Montague – [email protected] | 902-838-5453 | @cds.montague
Souris – [email protected] | 902-687-1526 | @cds.souris
The Workforce Employability Readiness (WERC) Certification program is a three-week pilot program delivered by Workplace Learning PEI in partnership with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.
The program focuses on skills Island employers have identified as essential for today’s workforce. Participants are paid a stipend based on attendance and participation. They are eligible to receive up to $411 a week (based on 30 hours) Payments are taxable but not insurable. Allowances for travel are available under certain circumstances.
INFORMATION SESSION will be held November 8, 1 pm, at the Souris Legion
The program will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 56 Main St. Souris. Contact Jacob Robar (WERC Project) 902-670-8622 – [email protected]
Workplace Learning PEI is located at 40 Enman Cres, Room #222, Charlottetown PEI.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
see more Career Month events on our Upcoming Events calendar here and on our social media.