Programs and Services

Workplace Learning Programs

At Workplace Learning PEI, we understand that well-trained employees are the key to business success and that many job-seekers need help building skills and getting the training they need to succeed.

Our programs and services are designed to help you reach your most ambitious goals, whether you’re an employer, underemployed worker, or job-seeker.

WERC: Workforce Employability Readiness Certificate

WERC is a comprehensive two-week training program that will help develop workplace competencies and prepare job seekers for successful employment.

The program includes 12-course modules and focuses on 7 key competencies that have been identified by PEI employers and Workplace Learning PEI as key to workplace success in 2021.

Upon completion of the two-week classroom program, participants  enter a managed 6-week work-integrated learning experience with their employer or a matched employer.

This powerful combination of in-class learning and on-the-job-training ensures that participants are armed with the skills and experience they need to succeed in their workplace!

WES: Workplace Essential Skills

Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training is aimed at helping adults who are underemployed or seeking employment and require additional essential skills to succeed.

Learning activities focus on the specific tasks associated with either an individual’s education goal, current job, or desired occupation. Training is customized to respond to the specific needs of the learning goal and work environment.

Additionally, WES training can be designed to support individuals who have experienced difficulty  taking certification exams. Training is adapted to help individuals prepare for GED, Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES), and Red Seal certification exams.

Training is delivered using a blended model and is structured to best meet each participant’s learning needs and could include classroom, small group, one-on-one or online delivery.

Locations: Charlottetown, Summerside, and Lennox Island

20 week program: October to April in all locations

Essential Skills Assessment (ESA)

Essential Skill Assessment (ESA) is a service offered to job-seekers/workers that are referred by a partner agency. The assessment can take up to 2 hours and includes an interview and assessment of essential skills relevant to the client’s goals, such as math skills, reading skills, or digital tech skills.

The purpose of an ESA is to allow learners an opportunity to showcase their skills and understand where they may or may not have skills gaps. As the assessment unfolds, learners can ask questions and participate in the assessment. The assessor provides feedback and recommendations to improve their learning.

 Various partner agencies that offer pre-employment programs, contract Workplace Learning PEI to provides ESAs to their program participants. The ESA provides an opportunity for a participant to better understand essential skills and how they pertain to their employment or learning goal.