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.
Career Bridges is a 12-week vocational assessment and guidance program for people considering a career change or further training.
For more information, contact:
O’Leary | 902-726-3016
Charlottetown | 902-566-2811
Summerside | 902-436-5739
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement.
Collège de l’île
Collège de l’Île is Prince Edward Island’s public French language community college. It offers 10 college-level programs as well as French language training. College programs and language training are delivered in class, online, or with a tutor. There are campuses in Wellington and in Charlottetown, and a training centre in DeBlois.
10 College programs:
- Accounting Clerk
- Bilingual Administrative Assistant
- Early Childhood Assistant
- Early Childhood Educator
- Human Services
- Practical Nursing
- Resident Care Worker Youth Worker
Partnership with Holland College
Collège de l’Île and Holland College offer bilingual pathway programs for students who wish to continue pursuing part of their post-secondary education in either language.
Adult Education programs
- Customized training services for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals
- French second language training
- GED preparation
- Grade 12 upgrading for equivalency or academic certificate
For more information, contact Natalie Arsenault at 902-854-3010 ext. 246.
email: [email protected] or call toll free 1-877-854-3010.
Community Inclusions Ltd.
Community Inclusions Ltd. provides employment, residential, recreational, and training services to adults with intellectual challenges in western PEI. Some clients work for local businesses supported through the organization’s Employment Unit, while others attend Vocational Services at the Maple House Centre in O’Leary and the Tignish Training Centre.
They operate a residence in Tignish, Alberton, and O’Leary. They also coordinate various community-based residential placements throughout the region.
The administration office, along with additional residential and training space, is located in O’Leary.
They operate the Maple House Bakery & Café in O’Leary at the Maple House Centre. Search Facebook at MapleHouseBakeryandCafe.
For more information, contact Kevin Porter at 902-726-3144.
Visit www.communityinclusions.com and on facebook @Community Inclusions Ltd.
Employment Unit is funded in whole or in part through the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement.
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 Adult Education - Dalton Centre, Tignish
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, call Faye MacLean at 902-676-2353 ext. 102.
Workplace Essential Skills Lennox Island
For more information, call Curtis Reilly at 902-831-2779 ext. 224.
Rural Community Learning Inc.
Rural Community Learning Inc. manages two employment resource centres in West Prince. The centres offer unemployed individuals assistance with preparing a resumé, cover letter, and filling out work application forms. There is access to computers, photocopier and fax machine for employment purposes. Workshops are provided as needed.
Tignish: Ruby Arsenault at 902-882-2498
Alberton: Valerie Gallant at 902-853-2646
Executive Director: Sharon Horne | e-mail [email protected].
Funded in whole or in part through the Canada/Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement.
Stepping Stones to Success
Stepping Stones to Success is a 10-week program offered by Rural Community Learning Inc. It is designed to provide youth between the ages of 17 and 29 with opportunities for personal growth and assistance in overcoming educational and employment barriers.
The program focuses on life skills and employability skills. Business and college tours are organized for the benefit of the participants and professionals from various fields are invited to speak and present to the groups. Upon completion of the program, participants have either found employment, made a decision to continue to seek employment opportunities, return to school to further their education, or register for an Adult training program.
For more information, contact Sharon Horne at 902-853-3715 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the Alberton and Tignish Employment Resource Centres on facebook.
Funding provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada-Skills Link Program.
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 offices below:
Atlantic Technology Centre, 176 Great George Street, Charlottetown | 902-368-6290
Access PEI, 120 Harbour St., Summerside | 902-438-4151
Future Tech West, 454 Main St., O’Leary | 902-859-8898
Provincial Building, 548 Main Street, Montague | 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 Agreement.