WHAT'S NEW

SkillsPEI Hosts Job Fairs on Wednesday, March 4th

SkillsPEI will be sponsoring job fairs on Wednesday, March 4th at Credit Union Place in Summerside and at the Charlottetown Mall in Charlottetown. Both job fairs will run from 2pm to 8pm. Employers with opportunities from across PEI will be on hand to meet and interview job seekers.

Watch for ads in the Journal Pioneer and Guardian newspapers or stay tuned for more details on radio stations Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100. In addition, these participating radio stations will be doing live remote broadcasts from both job fair locations.

If you are a PEI employer interested in hosting a booth at either job fair or seek more information, please contact Blair Aitken at SkillsPEI (902-368-4178), Nelda Praught at SkillsPEI (902-438-4110) or Doug McMonagle, Innovation and Advanced Learning (902-368-5775).

SkillsPEI Youth Programs Now Available

SkillsPEI is now taking applications from employers and students for its youth focused support programs for 2015-16, including:

Post Secondary Program:
Provides Island post-secondary students with meaningful summer work experiences related to their field of study.

Career Prep Program:
Provides post-secondary students in their final year of study with an opportunity to secure employment in their chosen field prior to graduation.

Grad Mentorship Program:
Provides recent post-secondary graduates with valuable work experiences and mentorship opportunities in their fields of study.

New Canada-PEI Job Grant
The Canada-PEI Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. By requiring employers to put more skin in the game, the Canada-PEI Job Grant will result in training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

To find out more information or to download an application on the Canada-PEI Job Grant, click here.

Funding for the Canada-PEI Job Grant is provided through the Canada–Prince Edward Island Job Fund.