CAPEI Youth in Trades is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
The program, which is held in Charlottetown and in Summerside, includes 30 hours per week for eight weeks of employability skills and safety training in the classroom. Participants complete three days of orientation at Holland College and tour construction worksites. They are paid minimum wage (not insurable) for the classroom portion of the program. They also receive a 14-week paid entry-level work placement in the construction industry. Hours are insurable and the wage is set by the employer.
Participant must be 16 to 30 years old, out of school, or working 20 hours or less a week. Certifications provided for Safety Training.
For more information, call the CAPEI office at 902-368-3303.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.