Entrepreneurial lunch-and-learn to explore Skills PEI programs

WELLINGTON, PEI – June 1, 2012 – Current and potential entrepreneurs and business people who understand French and who wish  to learn more about Skills PEI programs are invited to register for a free lunch-and-learn that will be held at 12 noon Monday, June 18, in Charlottetown and Tuesday, June 19, in Wellington.

Organized and sponsored jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, these hour-long lunch-and-learns are held to better inform potential clients about funding available through these programs.

Natalie McDonald, program officer with Skills PEI, will speak about the division’s various programs that are designed to assist with employer and employee training and skills development. She will highlight the Self-Employ program, which assists those looking to become entrepreneurs for their first year as they establish a new business. She will also discuss other programs such as Employ PEI and Workplace Training.

Organizers are hoping a large number of people will attend these two events, which promise to be quite informative.

The Wellington lunch-and-learn will be held in the board room at the Rural Action Centre at 48 Mill Road, while the Charlottetown event will be held in the RDÉE Prince Edward Island board room at 137 Queen St., Suite 204. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Wellington Rural Action Centre.

Even though there is no registration fee, those interested in attend must register in advance. Those wishing to attend the Wellington event are asked to contact Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, ext. 228, or by email at Jeannine@sdbaipe.org. Those wanting to attend the Charlottetown session must contact Carrie Wright at (902) 370-7333 or carrie@rdeeipe.org .


For more information:

Jeannine Arsenault
Rural Action Centre, Wellington
(902) 854-2328

Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3665