CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A combined $213,615 in federal and provincial funding announced recently will allow the Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI) to renovate and upgrade an existing facility and create a new construction industry training centre.
The new training facility will help CAPEI further its mandate to support employment in the trades, promote the industry and advance industry-wide efficiency. Having a permanent location with a consistent program to train professionals will improve their learning environment and support recruitment efforts, indicates a release.
“It’s a very exciting day for us here at the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island,” said Sam Sanderson, general manager of the CAPEI in a statement.
“CAPEI is eager to take this next step in industry training programs. With this support from the federal and provincial governments, we will be in a better position to put real tools in people’s hands to gain valuable and employable skills in the construction field.”
He added, “While the industry struggles with the shortage of skilled trades, this new program and training centre will help promote opportunities for anyone looking to begin a valuable entry-level career in construction. Furthermore, we are exploring additional options in co-ordination with our trades colleges, such as apprenticeship /Red Seal and accredited trades programs. We have also partnered with Habitat for Humanity to work together to create project-based daily training, and support for its great work.”