January 14, 2021 – CBC PEI: The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges for people looking for work, and that’s being recognized in a PEI program that helps people seeking employment. The provincially-funded Connect 2 Employment program has been offered on PEI since 2017.
It was initially a work skills development program for youth up to 30 years of age, but since the pandemic it has opened up to anyone 16 years of age or older who is unemployed or underemployed.
The programming has also changed.
“We’ve added a great emphasis on mental health and working through some COVID-19 issues,” Barb Broome, executive director of the East Prince Youth Development Centre, the group responsible for the program, told Island Morning host Laura Chapin.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Kevin Yarr here