By Anthony Capkun
August 28, 2013 – Allen Roach, minister of innovation and advanced learning in Prince Edward Island, said the provincial government it is renewing its support of the Trade HERizons: an 11-week career exploration project offered free-of-charge to women interested in pursuing trades and industrial technologies.
“Through Skills PEI, my department has signed an agreement with Women’s Network PEI that allows the not-for-profit organization to enter its fifth year of administration of the Trade HERizons project,” said Roach. (CHECK OUT video below)
The Trade HERizons Project is designed for women seeking a new career who enjoy hands-on work, and are either unemployed or underemployed. Training includes hands-on experience, workplace safety, problem-solving, conflict resolution, job search skills, math, etc. The project also aims to increase the number of women exposed to trade and technology career options with the goal of increasing their numbers in trade and industrial technology careers.
The province is investing $183,000 through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement and the Labour Market Agreement via the Skills PEI division of the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning.