Employment program adds pandemic survival skills
The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges for people looking for work, and that's being recognized in a P.E.I. program that helps people seeking employment.
The provincially-funded Connect 2 Employment program has been offered on P.E.I. since 2017. It was initially a work skills development program for youth up to 30 years of age, but since the pandemic it has opened up to anyone 16 years of age or older who is unemployed or underemployed.
The programming has also changed.
"We've added a great emphasis on mental health and working through some COVID-19 issues," Barb Broome, executive director of the …
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