Skills PEI is a division of the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning. It was established to manage the delivery of skills and training development programming funded by the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Labour Market Agreement (LMA).
The Work Ability Program provides work experience opportunities to unemployed individuals who require a job placement to overcome a barrier as identified through their employment action plan. By placing an individual with an employer, they can work towards becoming job ready by establishing a career goal, developing skills, or addressing specific needs.
The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour has collaborated with business, industry, community and labour organizations to introduce Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training to employed individuals and job-seekers throughout the province. This training maximizes the skills and resources of New Brunswickers to ensure the competitive edge, innovation and efficiency needs to lead business into a prosperous future.
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Advanced Education and Skills
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The Career Development Partnership Initiative is a joint project between the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and the Department of Education. This partnership responds to an identified need in the school system and a commitment by both departments to strengthen and support career development in Newfoundland and Labrador’s K-12 school system.
The New Brunswick Post-Secondary Opportunities Fund was established to match monies institutions raise for need-based bursaries. The $1M per year provincial contribution is used to encourage donations from the private sector to create endowment funds to provide scholarships and bursaries for New Brunswick students in financial need who attend public universities and community colleges in New Brunswick. With donations of $2M from the private sector this means a potential of $3M will be added each year to the endowment funds.
Job forecasts for the next ten years indicate that 60 percent of all job openings will be in trades and technology. Apprenticeship opens the door to well paying, rewarding careers for those students who wish to enter the work force directly after graduating from high school.