New Pilot Project Offers Opportunity For Free Training and Work Placements in Georgetown PEI
GEORGETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, April 2019 —Opportunity is knocking in Georgetown, PEI!  Atlantic Aqua Farms will be the first employer on Prince Edward Island to take part in an innovative new pilot project called ‘Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries’ (ESAF).  Together, Atlantic Aqua Farms and PEI Literacy Alliance, will provide a group of 12 participants with the opportunity to receive six weeks of free training including: Workplace Essential Skills, Employability Skills, and Computer Skills Training. 

Training will take place at onsite at Atlantic Aqua Farms in Georgetown, PEI, running from August 12-Sept 20, 2019.  Following the classroom training will be 1 week of paid on-the-job-training (OJT) and next 4 weeks of paid work placement, with the potential for long term employment following successful work placement. 

After completing the project, participants will be invited to attend a closing ceremony where they will be presented with their course certificate of completion, and the Chromebook laptop computers provided during the training.  

The Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) project, funded by the Government of Canada's Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, is being led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.

If you would like to apply to be a participant or a potential employer, or would like to find out more about the project please contact Lily at or call 902-218-8484 or visit