After interviewing a corrections officer, this sector was added to the EJ website and we continue to provide coverage in these career choices. The interview was a very good insight into all the career choices and opportunities in this field on PEI.
Kim Kempton was Warden/Manager of the Provincial Correctional Centre for seven years and is now retired. Her journey to this field started over 30 years ago. After high school, she took a gap year.
“I did not know what I wanted to do as a career, and I needed time to work it out.” She worked as a waitress for a year, and then went to a small college in Vermont, USA, where she earned a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management. “The four-year degree in HR management was a springboard to great careers,” says Kim.
Career opportunities at the Provincial Custody Programs
- Correctional Officer
- Youth Worker
- Counsellor – addictions, family
- Probation Officer
- Victim Services Management
Demand for Correctional Officers
There are many positions within the division of Corrections Services, PEI Department of Justice and Public Safety.
The most openings are for Correctional Officers. Lately, the government have been having difficulty filling those positions.
In fact, we were told that everyone across the country in this line of work is having problems filling positions. The baby boomers are retiring, and there just are not enough younger people to replace them.
Accelerated Correctional Officer Training Program is a program that has been created to help with the demand and has been offered each year for a few years now. Check out the availability for this training, click here.