This is the farming community's opportunity to ensure that factual information about the agriculture industry is being communicated to the general public so that they too can embrace our agricultural heritage.
It is your opportunity to take pride in your farm, your products, your contribution to a vibrant culture and economy, and most importantly to take pride in your profession. This year let's make it our responsibility as agriculture producers to make sure that every Islander understands the work, knowledge, skills, investment (both personal and financial) and real time invested in building a strong farming business that provides consumers with the highest quality PEI grown agricultural products. You can also help to educate consumers on the importance of buying local products to support our local economy.
It is important for the Agriculture industry for all producers to consider this opportunity and step up to be active participants.
Please find the 2018 Open Farm Day Application link below:
The theory portion is approx 3 hours and the practical portion is approximately 3 hours. All participants will receive a wallet card upon successfully completing the course and employers will receive a record of training for their records. Those who are between the ages of 14-16 will require written parental/guardian approval.
If you are interested, please call Bryan at 902-892-1091 or email email@example.com
PEI Seasonal Worker Skills Initiative Program
Program dates :
Seasonal workers who have exhausted or about to exhaust EI benefits prior to their scheduled return to work date.
To offer training and/or work experience to seasonal workers who have exhausted their EI benefits prior to their scheduled return to work date. Participants in the PEI Seasonal Worker Project will receive a stipend during training and receive Insurable Employment during the work experience.
Note: Employment Insurance benefits are the responsibility of the Government of Canada
Ø PEI Seasonal worker whose EI has exhausted or is about to exhaust prior to their scheduled return to work date.
Ø Be ready, available and able to participate in training and/or a work experience.
Ø Be ready to return to their job at the start of the work season.
Ø Must meet with Workplace Learning PEI Inc. to be accepted into the program.
Essential Skills Training:
Workplace Learning PEI Inc. will be facilitating essentials skills training at various locations throughout the Island. Learning will occur in a workshop environment. Training will be client driven and will consider the specific needs and workplace duties of the participants.
Activities will focus on skills that are transferrable to the workplace such as;
Ø effective communication
Ø understanding workplace information and forms
Ø working as a member of a team
Ø responding to change in the workplace
The training is considered professional development. Participants will be greeted each morning to a welcoming room with hot coffee and refreshments.
Work Experience (Wage Subsidy):
Skills PEI will be reaching out to employers in an effort to arrange an early return date that will extend the seasonal workers employment period. Employers will be offered a wage subsidy for the extended weeks of employment.
Available Options for Seasonal Worker:
Option 1. Workplace Essential Skills Training followed by a paid Work Experience
Ø Full time training (5 days for 3 week 30 hours each week).
Ø Participants will receive a stipend each week while in Essential Skills Training.
Ø Participants may receive 3 to 5 weeks of insurable employment prior to their scheduled return to work date.
Option 2. Work Experience combined with Essential Skills Training
Ø Participants return to insurable employment and participate in essential skills training 1 day each week for approximately 5 weeks.
Ø Participants may receive 6 to 8 weeks of insurable employment prior to their scheduled return to work date.
Interested Clients call Workplace Learning PEI at 902-368-6280
Employer Enquiries can be referred to Skills PEI at 902-438-4115
Day 1- Airbrake theory
Day 2- Review of Airbrakes and Airbrake test (written on site), Preform a pre-use inspection
Day 3- Driving and Testing for Class 3A (time scheduled test on site)
Day 4- Driving and Testing for Class 3A (time scheduled test on site)
Requirements- must have valid truck driving experience, but not licensed & Medical completed and returned
Lunch will be provided
For more details on registration requirements, contact Laurie at 892-1091.
Registration is now open, limited seating available. To sign up, contact the PEI Agriculture Sector Council at 892-1091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org