Better informed about free eForcePEI online training

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 17, 2014 – Ten people attended a Jan. 17th information session in Wellington to learn more about free online training for businesses and non-profit organizations offered by eForcePEI.

Andrew Hickey, the provincial project’s sales coordinator, explained that right now, 10 programs are offered free of charge; they cover such themes as Microsoft Word 2010 Basics, marketing essentials, essential skills for administrative support professionals, human resources fundamentals, social media and accounting essentials.

Each program is comprised of a series of short courses (each lasting 45-90 minutes). Two thousand of these courses are being offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, several hundred other courses are available for sale on the website until the end of March 2015. Registrants have a maximum of one year to complete their course. They then receive a certification.

This information session was offered jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

In the photo, Jeannine Arsenault from the Wellington RAC, left, presents a gift to Hickey to thank him for his presentation. Among the participants were Caroline Arsenault from the Centre Goéland and Cynthia Poirier from Crowbait Creations.

During the past week, Hickey conducted a promotional tour of the program in all five of the province’s RACs.