Women’s Network P.E.I. is now seeking applications for its women’s economic empowerment project.
This project includes Propelle, a life skills and employment readiness program for women with a focus on traditionally male work sectors. Propelle focuses on four themes: Personal Development; Employment Readiness; Career Exploration; Community Engagement.
The work participants do during Propelle can support them to move forward in their lives in a positive way. Participants will also hear from employers, guest speakers and mentors in various fields and will tour with Holland College to explore various program and careers available.
“We are very excited to offer Propelle for a second year,” says program facilitator Jaime Griffin. “We know that Propelle can have a big impact on the lives of participants and we are delighted to be doing intake for our new group this fall.”
The program will run from September to December 2017. It is free and travel and childcare allowances are available to eligible participants. There are also stipends available for participants who have no income while participating in the program.
Propelle is designed for women between the ages 22-45 who have experienced one or more of the following: limited attachment to the workforce, lack of confidence, limited education, intergenerational poverty, addiction issues, abuse, family violence, mental and physical health challenges, lone parents with limited supports.
To apply, visit the Women’s Network P.E.I. website at www. wnpei.org