New internships prepares graduates for Island careers
Creating jobs for Islanders -
A new internship program will help prepare Island post-secondary graduates to be the future leaders of Prince Edward Island.
The six-month internship is for graduates in the fields of engineering, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), construction technology and management, and policy planning. It was announced today (April 17) by the provincial government’s Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
“Keeping and attracting young Islanders is critical to the success of our province because of the contributions, perspectives and creativity they bring,” Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar said. “This internship opportunity builds on our province’s commitment to our youth and to building a strong and vibrant future for Prince Edward Island.”
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy will advertise six job postings later this week at princeedwardisland.ca/jobs. Eligible candidates must have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma within the last two years in the specified field.
The Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Internship Program builds on the Government of Prince Edward Island’s continued investment in education and training to help equip Island youth with the tools they need for success.
The province’s recent 2018-19 operating budget invests strategically in supports to help Island youth including:
- tuition at the province’s three post-secondary institutions will be free for more than 1,000 low-income Islanders thanks to new grants from the provincial and federal funding;
- the new Island Advantage Bursary will provide $3,600 more to Island students who attend a four-year post-secondary program on Prince Edward Island;
- new JOBS funding for community partners (nearly $1 million) will empower Islanders and connect them to jobs;
- our first-ever, long-term culture plan will invest nearly $1.5 million in this thriving industry, helping to export the Island’s unique culture around the world and create jobs here at home.
- partnerships with industry such as Team Trucking, Team Seafood, Team Construction, and Harvest and Prosper will help Islanders find jobs and help companies in various sectors fill high-demand vacancies; and
- the new Rural Growth Initiative will provide $2.6 million to community groups to help grow jobs and businesses as well as attract and keep people in our rural areas.