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Pottery in the Park

The winter session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will [ ... ]

Life Drawing

Spend 2 hours doing life drawing with a live nude model on Sundays from 2–4 pm at the Art Centre i [ ... ]

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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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

December 11–16
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, sexual content
Dir: Angela Robinson, US, 108  [ ... ]

Festival des fêtes

Village musical acadien in Abram-Village December 14, 17 & 31
Abram-Village  The Village m [ ... ]

Elfis and the Frozen Princess / Jingle J...

December 16 & 17
The Guild The Guild Music Theatre School is presenting two shows in one: Jingle [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Singsong

Profile: Kelsea McLean by Jane Ledwell Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea M [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Diane Morrow

Curated by Deirdre Kessler LOON The single lovely bird
in this sudden pond
beside the bike trail
star [ ... ]

A good time

Summerside Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings Way Up West
by Jan Cox "Love the people, love the [ ... ]