(Montague, Georgetown, Murray Harbour, Wood Islands, Murray River)
Apprenticeship is an agreement between government, an apprentice, and an employer that combines on-the-job experience with technical training.
Apprentices who complete all work and technical training requirements, have skills signed off in their logbook by a qualified trades person, and successfully pass the certification exam are awarded a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with Red Seal Endorsement and become certified journeypersons of a trade.
Apprenticeship Section of the PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning supports apprentices in their path to designated trade certification.
For more information, call 902-368-4460. Visit www.apprenticeship.pe.ca.
Holland College Adult Education, Montague
Holland College Adult Education is for those who wish to upgrade academic marks or obtain a credit to get into a program of choice.
- Learn in a supportive and friendly environment, and get closer to accomplishing your goals!
- Complete and upgrade high school credits.
- Prepare to write the GED exam.
- Attend during the day or evening.
- Applicants must be graduated from high school or 18 years of age
- There is no tuition cost if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, thanks to our funding partners
GED Preparation – The GED Preparation class helps you prepare for the GED Exam by providing a general review of basic academic skills. Subjects include writing, social studies, science, literature and mathematics. The GED exam gives adults who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate.
Anyone interested in GED must first write the Official Practice Test, free of charge. To sign up for a practice test in Charlottetown and East, contact Sharon Campbell at 902-566-9628[email protected].
In Summerside and West, contact Diana Garnhum at 902-888-6495 or email [email protected].
High School Credits – You can acquire high school credits or upgrade existing marks to meet the admission requirements of post-secondary institutions, or to complete requirements for the PEI High School Graduation Certificate for Mature Students.
- Attend classes during the day or evening at one of eight centres across the province. The day program is offered in three intakes of 8 week semesters per year.
- The night program is offered in two intakes of 17 week semesters per year.
For more information, call Academic Advisor Karen Ford-Doyle at 902-566-9362 or email [email protected]. Or call the central office at 902-566-9628 or toll-free 1-800-446-5265, option 3. Visit www.hollandcollege.com/adult-education/.
Holland College Adult Education locations:
Prince of Wales Campus – Charlottetown, Montgomery Hall, 305 Kent Street
Contact Karen Ford-Doyle at 902-566-9362 or email [email protected]
Montague Centre – 500 Main Street, Montague
West Prince Campus – 509 Church Street, Alberton
Tel: 902-853-0024 Fax: 902-853-6041
Waterfront Campus – 98 Water Street, Summerside
Office Admin: Diane Garnhum, [email protected],
8:30 to noon: Tel: 902-888-6495 fax: 902-888-6402
Souris Centre – Main Street Plaza, Souris
Tel: (902) 687-2447
Fax: (902) 687-1439
Morell Centre – 25 Sunset Cr., Morell
Scotchfort Centre – Mawiomi Building, Mount Stewart
Abegweit First Nation Adult Education program
For more information about the Abegweit First Nation Adult Education program, call Faye MacLean at 902-676-2353 ext. 102.
Workplace Essential Skills Lennox Island
For more information about Workplace Essential Skills Lennox Island, call Curtis Reilly at 902-831-2779 ext. 224.
eForcePEI provides job seekers, current employees, small to medium size businesses and non-profit organizations with a way to build skills. “All you need to complete courses is an Internet connection and some time set aside,” says Brodie O’Keefe, Customized Training Coordinator with Holland College.
How do you get started?
“It’s simple and it’s all online.” says Brodie. “Visit www.eforcepei.ca and sign up in the job seeker and employee account or the business and non-profit account. Once the account is created, learning can begin right away and at
“Each course session takes roughly 25 minutes to complete and consists of slides, demonstration videos, and a short test on the course material. eForcePEI is a great way to learn handy tricks that you may not have known in a program you use every day.”
What courses are offered?
There are over 180 courses offered in the following training categories:
- Adobe Illustrator 2015
- Adobe Photoshop 2015
- Cross-Cultural Communications
- Customer Service
- Day to Day Performance Management
- Engaging GEN-Y
- Financial Literacy
- Google Analytics
- Google Apps Fundamentals
- Leading Teams
- Leading & Implementing Sustainable Green Business Strategies
- Microsoft Excel 2010 (also available in French)
- Microsoft Office 2013: Advanced Outlook
- Microsoft Office 2013: PowerPoint
- Microsoft Office 2016: Beginning Visio
- Microsoft OneNote 2013
- Microsoft Word 2010 – Basics
- Non-Profit Essentials
- Operations Management
- Personal Productivity Improvement
- Project Management (for non-project managers)
- Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
- Small Business Management
Is there a fee for signing up?
“There is no fee for any of the courses, whether you are an individual looking to gain additional skills or a business looking to provide professional development opportunities for staff,” says Brodie.
What are the benefits of taking eForcePEI courses?
“All courses are completed online and on the individual’s own schedule,” says Brodie. “There is no need to take staff off-site for training or to hire a facilitator. The training strengthens your skills by discovering new ways to use technology.
“As a non-profit or business owner, manager, or HR team member, you can create an account for your organization and assign specific courses to your team members with due dates, track their progress through the courses, and manage your own message board for your team members.”
“There are over 5,300 registered members,” says Brodie. “Every day, we hear success stories about individuals who complete courses and develop new skills.
“Many PEI organizations love eForcePEI, because they can assign specific courses to their team members and track their progress, ensuring the courses are completed in a timely fashion. Daily, we are seeing new organizations on PEI signing up to be part of eForcePEI.”
For more information, contact Brodie O’Keefe at 902-566-9653 or 902-566-9372.
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI labour market agreements.
Holland College Montague Centre
For a list of programs, visit www.hollandcollege.com/programs.
Holland College Georgetown Centre
For a list of programs, visit www.hollandcollege.com/programs.
PEI Council of People with Disabilities – Kings County Office
PEI Council for People with Disabilities offers assistance with career decision making, career counseling, skills enhancement, and job search techniques, including résumé preparation, cover letter writing and interview preparation. Job maintenance and pre-employment training are also available. They also do direct marketing, applications for wage subsidies and job coaching. Career assessments and career exploration along with job matching is also provided.
They offer a Job Club to assist with job searching techniques and support. They offer an Employer Speaker Series four times a year where employers give information about their businesses, their hiring process, how to approach employers and tips on interview skills.
Brudnell Mini-Mall, 2 Crescent Lane, Unit C, Montague
Canda MacNeil | 902-838-5878
5 Lower Malpeque Road, Unit #2, Landmark Plaza, Charlottetown
Mark Cameron | 902-892-9149 ext. 225
Darryl Gauthier | 902-892-9149 ext. 226
11 Water St., Unit 3, Summerside
Devon Broome | 902-436-9258
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.
Seniors College of PEI
With an annual membership fee of $160, Seniors College of PEI allows those 50 years of age and over to enroll in as many courses as they wish during the fall (October/November), winter (January/February) and spring (April/May) semesters.
Most courses are offered during the day, although some are now being offered in the evenings and on weekends. The instructors or facilitators are often seniors who have either retired from the fields covered by the courses or have a long-term personal or professional interest in their subject.
There are no pre-requisites or academic requirements, no homework, no term papers or tests. The emphasis is on personal growth in a casual, friendly atmosphere that encourages social interaction and peer-to-peer learning.
More than 100 courses are offered, including topics such as computers, drawing, painting, literature, creative writing, music, religion, cooking, astronomy, languages, local history, and many more. Members are also offered free wellness sessions, reduced membership rates at the UPEI Sports Centre, and many other benefits.
SkillsPEI offers programs and services for job seekers, employers and organizations. SkillsPEI provides assistance to unemployed individuals who are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) and individuals who are not eligible for EI to prepare for and find employment.
Visit www.skillspei.com, call SkillsPEI’s General Inquiries Line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the following SkillsPEI offices:
Charlottetown: Atlantic Technology Centre, 176 Great George Street | 902-368-6290
Summerside: Access PEI, 120 Harbour St. | 902-438-4151
O’Leary: Future Tech West, 454 Main St. | 902-859-8898
Montague: Provincial Building, 548 Main Street | 902-838-0674
Delivered by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and funded in whole or in part through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Wireless Internet and public access computers
Montague Rotary Library, 53 Wood Islands Road | 902-838-2928
Morell Public Library, 89 Red Head Rd. | 902-961-3389
Mount Stewart Library, 104 Main St. | 902-626-2050
Murray Harbour Public Library, 27 Park St. | 902-962-3875
Murray River Leona Giddings Memorial Library, 1066 McInnis Rd. | 902-962-2667
Georgetown Genevieve Solomon Memorial Library, 36 Kent St. | 902-652-2832
For more about PEI public library locations, visit www.library.pe.ca/libraries.