P.E.I. to offer boat building course to unemployed, underemployed workers

fishing-boatP.E.I.’s provincial government is part of a push to help unemployed people find work in boat building — and provide workers for the boat building industry, through a 13-week training program. The province has teamed up with the Central Development Corporation, Island boat building businesses, and the Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association to offer a Fundamentals of Fibreglass Lamination. Economic Development and Tourism Minister Heath MacDonald said after discussions with the industry, it was clear that there was a real need for additional workers, due to the high demand for fibreglass boats. The program will be offered to unemployed, underemployed, and young people on P.E.I. It has space for 15 participants. The deadline to apply is April 24. Link 10:19