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Province teams up with Culture PEI to provide work experience
(L to R): Pat Caron, Technical Director Intern, Watermark Theatre; Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning; Minister Doug Currie, Education, Early Learning and Culture; and Alanna Jankov, Executive Director of The Guild.

Providing valuable work experience to individuals looking to pursue a career in theatre production is an excellent opportunity to increase and develop their required skills for employment, says Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown.

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Province offer training to adult learners
Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning gets a sneak peek of the skills training by participant Remanda Mitchell (right) while Chief Matilda Ramjattan, Lennox Island First Nation looks on.

The Province of Prince Edward Island is excited to be working with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI to offer essential skills training and GED preparation to adult learners in Lennox Island, says Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning.

Essential Skills Training to enhance the shellfish industry
(L to R): Brenda Campbell, President of the PEI Shellfish Industry; Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning; Minister Alan McIsaac, Agriculture and Fisheries; and Susan Burleigh, training participant.

Harvesters and plant workers had the opportunity to enhance their job related skills in quality control processes within the shellfish sector, says Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning.

Canada-P.E.I. Partnership Bolsters Opportunities for Youth Internships

The government is making Canada a more digital nation by providing Prince Edward Island youth with the tools and skills they need to embrace the opportunities of the digital age. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $543,500 in fiscal year 2015–16 to the P.E.I. Student Financial Assistance Corporation to fund over 60 youth internships.

Training to increase safety skills within the fishing industry
(L to R): Lee Knox, President of the Prince County Fishermen's Association; Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning; and Darcy Ashley student of the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Program

Training workers involved in the fishery will assist them in increasing their skills and improving safety in the fishing industry on Prince Edward Island, says Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning.

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