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Arthritis Society Ticket Raffle

The Arthritis Society is selling raffle tickets for two economy class plane tickets donated by the A [ ... ]

Amabilè seeks new members

Amabilè (Ah-mah-beel-ay) is a SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir of approximately 20 members.  [ ... ]

More young Islanders will have the chance to earn money and gain experience in the fast–growing trucking industry. The new Team Youth Trucking initiative will create jobs for youth in a variety of trucking–related businesses across PEI.

Modelled off the successful Team Seafood initiative, it is a partnership between government and the PEI Trucking Sector Council where participants learn about the industry for 10 weeks by assisting with things like dispatching and helping drivers and mechanics.

This youth initiative follows recent amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that allow 18–year–olds in the last stages of their graduated drivers’ licence to receive a Class 3 licence to operate a heavy truck. The change allows Islanders aged 18 and older to train to fill in-demand jobs as commercial truck drivers.

More than 500 commercial trucks cross the Confederation Bridge each day and Prince Edward Island is home to more than 1,500 professional drivers.

Team Youth Trucking is supported by $93,000 in funding from SkillsPEI. Its model initiative, Team Seafood, has expanded to support 250 students in 2017 with a combined federal, provincial and sector investment of over $300,000 in bursaries. In addition, government is exploring options for a similar initiative in the construction sector.

The provincial government’s balanced 2017-18 operating budget includes over $4 million for employment initiatives for youth.

For more information on Team Youth Trucking or on training for the trucking industry, visit www.peitsc.ca.

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Some Upcoming Events

Acadian Festival

Celebrating Acadian culture in Abram’s Village August 31–September 3
Abram-Village  The Ev [ ... ]

Million Dollar Quartet

Select dates to September 23
Confederation Centre of the Arts Million Dollar Quartet opened at  [ ... ]

Acazing Talent

August 31
Evangeline Recreation Centre The Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festi [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]