The 2022 Farm Equipment Training Block
dates: Monday, January 10, 2022 to Friday, February 11, 2022
location: Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown
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.
Students are awarded a Certificate of Qualification in Farm Technician from the PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning. The program was developed to address the demand for a skilled, sustainable, agricultural workforce on PEI.
Apprentices work throughout the year gaining skills on-farm with a farm mentor and take five weeks of in-class training delivered by Extended Learning, Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, on PEI. Forty Apprentices have received their Blue Seals from Apprenticeship PEI
Program tuition is subsidized 100 percent if EI eligible, by Skills PEI through the Canada/PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Those interested in starting the journey to become a Blue Seal Certified Farm Technician must first register with:
PEI Agriculture Sector Council
420 University Avenue, Farm Centre, Suite 113
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5