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January 20, 2021
DISCOVER CARPENTRY 2021

INFORMATION SESSION:  February 11, 9:00 am -10:00 am At the Charlottetown Fire Hall, Station 2 152 St. Peters Rd.

ELIGIBILITY: ISLANDERS AGED 19-35 WHO ARE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN CANADA THAT ARE SEEKING TO TRANSITION INTO THE CARPENTRY TRADE AFTER BEC0MING UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED (i.e. WORKING LESS THAN 20HRS/WEEK) IN THE WAKE OF THE GLOBAL COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

This session will explain how the program works.  After the session, If you are interested, Program Staff will book you in for an interview. For your interview, please bring a resume, & your social insurance Number

The Program staff will interview all candidates and select 12 candidates for the program.  All persons interviewed but not selected will be called to let them know they were not selected 

LOCATION: Charlottetown Fire Hall, Station 2, 152 St Peters Rd 

CLASSROOM TIME: FEBRUARY 22nd-APRIL 16th 2021

CLASSROOM HOURS:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm (arrive for 7:45am every day + one hour for lunch)

PAID WORK EXPERIENCE: APRIL 19th-June 25th 2021 (10 weeks paid for by employers)

 

CLASSROOM TOPICS:  

·      REVIEW OF TRADES TOOLS, MATERIALS & SUPPLIES FOR THE CARPENTRY TRADE

·      PRESENTATIONS BY TRADE EMPLOYERS & WORK SITE VISITS-LED BY AN ONSITE PROJECT MANAGER OR FOREPERSON.

·      CERTIFICATION IN FALL PROTECTION, CSTS, WORKSITE SAFETY ORIENTATION CPR/FIRST AID/WHMIS

·      EXPERIENCE THE CONSTRUCTION VOCATION THROUGH CAREER LABS VIRTUAL REALITY

·      EXPERIENCE A DAY ON THE JOB WHERE YOU SHADOW A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER

·      REVIEW OF OUR ISLAND WORK CULTURE AS IT PERTAINS TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

·      ORIENTATION TO THE CARPENTRY TRADES VIA HANDS-ON PROJECTS OVERSEEN BY RED SEAL CARPENTERS.

·      LEARN ABOUT THE APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS FOR A RED SEAL CERTIFICATION IN CARPENTRY 

 ·      ISLAND BUILDER WEBSITE—CONNECTING YOU TO CAPEI MEMBERS AND CONSTRUCTION JOBS

·      BECOME VERSED IN RESUME WRITING, JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS & NETWORKING

·      THE IMPOTRANCE OF GOAL SETTING

·      PROBLEM SOLVING EXERCISES, TEAM BUILDING, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, TRADES MATH

·      RESOLVING EMPLOYMENT BARRIERS—i.e. LACK OF DRIVER’S LICENSE AND/OR RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION, THE IMPORTANCE OF A GED, PROJECTING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, ETC.

·     RECEIVE 240 APPRENTICESHIP HOURS FOR CLASSROOM TIME & FREE WORK BOOTS, & PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

This program is sponsored by the Construction Association of PEI and Funded in whole or in part by the PEI Department of Economic Growth, Tourism & Culture’s COVID-19 Workforce Integration Fund. For more info on this program, contact: [email protected] or 902-394-3361 


 

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