“By working with experienced supervisors from the construction industry, these program participants will have the chance to acquire construction skills including carpentry, electrical work and bricklaying,” said Mr. Campbell. “We expect that for many of the program participants this experience could be the beginning of a career in the construction industry.” “Based on previous experience with similar projects, we are pleased to partner with the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning on this new initiative,” said Arnold Croken, General Manager of SRDC. “The project will provide participants real hands-on experience in their selected trade of choice while at the same time demonstrate their interest, desire and skill to future potential trades employers.
We anticipate this will be a win/win for all parties involved,” said Mr. Croken. The expected cost of the project is $255,000 ($225,000 from SkillsPEI and $30,000 from SRDC) and it is open to unemployed persons who are not eligible for employment insurance. Support for the project is being provided by SkillsPEI, under the Labour Market Agreement – a joint effort of the federal and provincial governments.