by Ethan Paquet
When you walk into a Career Bridges office, you will see a map on the wall covered in pins marking where past clients of the program have come from.
The four locations of Career Bridges on PEI in Charlottetown, O’Leary, Summerside, and Montague, hold programs designed to help those looking to re-enter the workforce, make a career change, or just find a helping hand.
The 12-week vocational assessment and guidance program is for people considering a career change or further training. Along with classroom time, participants hear from guest speakers and take part in a six-week job placement or self-employment option.
Bruce Cluney, Coordinator, says he has seen groups come in as strangers and leave as friends. “What they get out of the program is only limited by what ideas or suggestions they may have.”
Bruce understands the difficulties people can face when trying to find employment, and the first job participants find after they complete the program is a stepping stone on their career journey.
The next session for Montague begins February 16. Sessions for Charlottetown, Summerside and O’Leary begin March 29. There is no cost to this program.
For information on Career Bridges and upcoming programs, contact the Charlottetown Career Bridges office at 902-566-2811. Visit www.careerbridges.pe.ca
A list of resources and services for job seekers can be found online at www.employmentjourney.com/resources-services-for-job-seekers/