January 7th, 2019: Career Bridges – Charlottetown, Summerside and O’Leary Programs start.
If you are interested in finding out more about Career Bridges and how it may be able to help you clarify direction on a career choice or selection the right post secondary program for you, please call our offices.
The phone number for Charlottetown Career Bridges is 902-566-2811, for Summerside Career Bridges is 902-436-5739 and for O’Leary Career Bridges is 902-726-3016.
Our staff will be pleased to answer your questions and to explain what Career Bridges is about and how it may help you.
January 21, 2019: Connection 2 Employment. East Prince Youth Development Centre is offering this 15-week program for those ages 15-30. The program will include:
• paid classroom time (9 weeks),
• paid work experience (6 weeks)
• Certifications (First Aid, WHMIS, Food Safety, World Host).
This program will assist you with enhancing life and employability skills to make a successful transition into the labour force.
Attend the info session on Tuesday Dec. 18 at 10:00 am at EPYDC in Summerside to learn more.
Contact Barb Broome at 902-436-2815 for more info or to pre-register.
January 21, 2019 – French as a Second Language Training (11 weeks) at Collège de l’Île .
The program includes four beginner levels, four intermediate levels, advanced courses and upgrading. They are taught using an experiential, communicative method that puts the learners at the center of their learning.
A different theme is studied at each level, so learners explore a variety of communication experiences. Courses are held in Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and Deblois.
Fee: $275 (includes the workbook)
For more details on beginner levels, click here.
For more details on intermediate levels, click here.
For more details on advanced levels, click here.
Contact Anne Poirier at 902-892-7241 or e-mail anne.[email protected].ca.
Trade HERizons is a (free) career exploration and college preparation program with a focus on exposure to trades and technology careers, enhancing essential skills, career exploration and personal development.
Participants will experience hands on learning opportunities with Holland College, will meet mentors and will tour with industry employers. Participants will enhance life skills and focus on labor market research, resumes, interviews, math and team building.
The 2019 program runs January 15th-April 5th. Interviews and participant selections are happening now.
- Women between the ages 22 and 45 (with flexibility) who have completed their grade 12 year through high school or through a GED
- Women who have a desire and aptitude to work in trades and technology sectors
- Women who have lived on PEI for at least 3 months and are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Women who are on EI, are working 20 hours per week or less, are on social assistance or have no income
- Women who can commit to full-time programming
- Women who are ready to make change in their lives through exploring new career options
Application form: www.surveymonkey.com/r/WEE2018–2019
Starting in January 2019: IGNITE! Program. When employers work together with their employees to meet individual and business needs, everyone succeeds.
The IGNITE! program is for any business, start-up, NGO, or government department, and lays the framework for your workplace to be both successful and supportive. By working together, we can help develop a planned initiative that allows your employees to take care of themselves and their lives, while growing their dedication and loyalty to your organization, and increasing their productivity and commitment to a job well done.
We can help you develop a plan that is unique to your workplace.
The IGNITE program is delivered at no cost to the employer. For more information, contact Pam at [email protected].org or call 902-368-5040.
Class 2A Bus Driver training
Summerside: January 21 – February 7
Alberton: February 11 – 28
Charlottetown: March 4 – 21
Training consists of classroom learning, air brakes endorsement test, and hands-on driving. Applications can be picked up at all Career Development Services offices across the Island and at the Alberton and the Tignish Employment Resource Centres.
All applications are forwarded to the PEI Schools Branch and interviews are conducted to determine suitability.
Bus Driver training requirements
- Completed Public Schools Branch substitute/casual support staff application
- Proof of grade 12 education or equivalent
- Submit driver’s medical certificate and vision test
- Submit driver’s abstract and a criminal record check (vulnerable sector check)
- Photocopy of driver’s license
- Hold a valid driver’s license for at least five years
- Up to date resumé
- Completed JVI application form
- Interviewed by staff of the PEI Public Schools Branch
For more information, contact Sharon Horne at Rural Community Learning Inc. at 902-853-3715, (office) or 902-853-5720 (cell), or email [email protected]rcli.ca.
Montague Career Development Services hosts Jobs & Java every Tuesday at 10 am. This is an informal setting to discuss current job openings, resume support, application processes, interviews, etc. No registration is required. A light snack and coffee is provided. Check out the Career Development Services-CDS Montague Facebook page for updates on topics that may be covered.
Montague CDS is also offering a Basic Computer Skills & Job Skills Workshop for individuals of various or no skill level. The free workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm. Registration is required. Call 902-838-5453 or email [email protected].ca.
Souris CDS is collecting names of those interested in learning some Basic Computer Skills for Job Search. Workshops will be adapted to the skills that you are interested in learning. Register for free at 902-687-1459.
CDS Charlottetown offers a monthly Basic Computer Job Search Workshop. Do you need help with your job search computer skills? Join a team member from Career Development Services to learn how to format word processing documents, email/send attachments, and job search using the Internet.
To register for this free session, contact Lisa at 902-626-2252. Location: 160 Belvedere Ave., Charlottetown.
Check the calendar at www.cdspei.ca for a list of the many workshops and training sessions offered by Career Development Services across PEI.
PEICDS is funded by the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labor Market Development Agreements.
eForcePEI.ca is a government funded initiative which has offered skills training to small business owners and their employees at no cost since 2014.
Over 140 FREE courses are available through the program. Using the Coursepark.com online learning platform, eForce.ca allows employees to learn in a way that is both cost effective and widely accessible.
The selection of courses is suitable for small and medium-size businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in improving their skills and knowledge. Subjects covered include Microsoft Office courses in Word and Excel, social media, small business management, HR fundamentals, financial literacy, and many more.
For more information, call 902-566-9372 or [email protected]
East Prince Youth Development Centre at the Holland College Waterfront campus in Summerside offers case management, assistance with Skills PEI funding applications, resumé and cover letter development, and an updated job board.
For information about upcoming workshops, call 902-436-2815. Visit the events calendar at www.epydc.org.
January 14 to February 15, 2019 – PEI FARM TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM 2019 Training Block: Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown PE
Developed in consultation with the PEI Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee, this one-of-a-kind, two-year registered apprenticeship program combines classroom learning with on-farm experience, earning students a Certificate of Qualification in Farm Technician by the PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning.
Call 902-892-1091 or 1-866-892-1091 (toll free).
February 20 & 21, 2019: Introduction to Program Evaluation – Cost: $850; Location – UPEI Campus, Charlottetown. This 2-day workshop will introduce and enhance program evaluation skills. The content conforms to the Canadian Evaluation Society and all case studies are situated in a Canadian context.
UPEI offers a wide range of well-tested professional education and career development programming.
For a complete course calendar, visit www.upei.ca/professionaldevelopment/course–schedule.
UPEI has qualified instructors and resources and can provide customized skills training for individuals and employers. For more information, contact Koren Glenn at 902-628-4394 or [email protected].ca.
Information sessions for upcoming training
February 6, 2019, 9 am – YOUTH IN TRADES PROGRAM 2019 Information Session:
Charlottetown: Lions Bingo Hall Main Floor, Connolly Street
Summerside: Holland College Waterfront Campus, Room # TBA
For more information, contact the Construction Association of PEI at 902-368-3303.
Youth must be:
- AGE 16-30 * UNEMPLOYED (working 20 hours or less per week)
- Women, Indigenous and Newcomers are encouraged to apply
- PAID CLASSROOM TIME: February 25-April 19, 2019 (8 weeks)
- PAID WORK EXPERIENCE: April 22-July 26, 2019 (14 weeks +)
- Certifications offered for safety training
- Receive 240 apprenticeship hours for completing classroom portion
For more information or to apply, please attend the information session nearest you.
This program is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and funded in part by the Government of Canada Youth Employment Strategy-Skills Link Program
PEI Agriculture Sector Council Employment Services are available for employees and employers for free. Employment Officers are happy to help with employment needs.
Call Charlottetown at 1-866-892-1091. Check job listings at www.peiagsc.ca.