Holland College launches PEIWIP micro-credential to address labour shortage

Holland College is launching a new micro-credential program to target labour shortages on Prince Edward Island. The Prince Edward Island Workforce Innovation Partnership (PEIWIP) program will help workers upskill to prepare for new jobs in as little as three months. The program is supported by $1.7M in funding through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Skills PEI, and is designed with a particular focus on underrepresented groups such as newcomers, single parents, and people with disabilities. “Part of this [program] is to make sure that they have open, easy access to this reskilling and upskilling initiative so they can find meaningful work,” said Holland College president Sandy MacDonald. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.