by Stacy Dunn
At a time where computer skills are needed in most work settings, it is great to see the following short basic computer courses or workshops offered across PEI. Some are free, and some charge a fee, so it is best to call the locations to get more information.
Academy of Learning College
Academy of Learning offers an Introductory Computer Basics course, and students can go on to courses in keyboarding and typing and word processing.
For more information, call Katherine McQuaid at 902-894-8973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Development Services
Career Development Services (CDS) periodically offers a Basic Computer Job Search Workshop for job seekers who need support with computer skills. A team member from CDS will teach how to format word processing documents, email/send attachments, and job search online.
Personalized computer support for job seekers is available in all CDS public resource centres. Job seekers can also prebook a one-on-one appointment if they prefer.
To find out more, contact your local CDS office or visit www.cdspei.ca
Montague | 902-838-5453 | www.facebook.com/cds.montague
Souris | 902-687-1526 | www.facebook.com/cds.souris
Charlottetown | 902-626-2014 | www.facebook.com/cds.charlottetown
O’Leary | 902-859-2776 | www.facebook.com/cds.westprince
Summerside | 902-436-0706 | www.facebook.com/cds.summerside
eForcePEI.ca provides job seekers, current employees, small businesses, and non-profits across PEI with online course bundles to keep up to date in the ever-changing world of business. Users need an Internet connection, a device to access the website, and a little free time to take a course. 250+ courses available
eForcePEI.ca is FREE OF CHARGE. There are no costs associated with using the program.
Sign up as an organization or as an individual to access courses such as:
- Microsoft Office Suite 2019 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word)
- Accounting Basics
- HR Fundamentals
- Professional Development bundles
- Marketing in a Digital Age
- And more! eForcePEI.ca also offers a Workplace Hazardous Material Information System 2015 (WHMIS) and a Food Safety course, free of charge.
Funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture (SkillsPEI) through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Partnerships Program.
For customized courses created for the needs of your organization, contact Adam Smith with Holland College’s Customized Training Department at 902-566-9653 or email email@example.com.
PEI Public Library Service
There are 25 libraries across PEI, each with free public computers and WiFi anyone can use to access the Internet. Staff are on hand to assist with searching the library’s catalogue and navigating other online resources offered through the Public Library Service such as e-books and downloadable audiobooks.
Some locations also offer one-on-one computer training at scheduled times or on a drop-in basis, provided staff is knowledgeable in the topic the individual requests help with. Libraries sometimes offer presentations on technology-related topics such as Internet safety as well.
For more information, visit www.library.pe.ca or call 902-961-7320.
Rural Community Leaning Inc.
Two RCLI employment support locations in West Prince offer access to computers, photocopier, and fax machine for employment purposes. Basic computer training is provided a few times a year as needed at Tignish Employment Resource (ER) Centre and Alberton Employment Resource (ER) Centre for individuals or community groups.
Sharon Horne, Executive Director | 902-853-3715
Tignish: Ruby Arsenault | 902-882-2498
Alberton: Becky Wedge | 902-853-2646
Follow both ER centres on Facebook for event listings.