Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI’ (DS4Y PEl)

By mmuise

Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI' (DS4Y PEl) is a new internship opportunity for Island youth that provides financial support to Island businesses or non-profit organizations who will act as 'Intern Host Organizations' (IHOs).

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a maximum of $21,500 per intern in salary funds, understood to be 75% of the intern’s total salary.

SkillsPEI will also provide 'Digital Workplace Skills Training' to be completed during the internship.This will be supported at no cost to the Intern Host Organizations (IHO), although the IHO must agree to allow the intern to participate.

Deadline: -

The applicant must:

  • be an Island for-profit business or not-for-profit organization with fewer than 500 employees,
  • act as 'Intern Host Organizations' (IHOs) to provide a recent graduate with professional experience and an opportunity to learn,
  • provide valuable employment opportunities related to digital activities and skills,
  • have the appropriate administrative support and capacity to train and mentor the intern to enhance and maximize the intern’s experience,
  • allow the intern to attend short training courses to enhance their essential skills and digital skills.
    Special consideration will also be given to employers in rural areas, as well as employers looking to hire youth facing employment barriers, Indigenous youth, members of a visible minority group, persons with disabilities, and women.
    The intern must:
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship,
  • have recently completed post-secondary studies, meaning a degree or diploma program from a recognized institution,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status,
  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship,
  • self-assess as unemployed or underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employments,
  • not be an immediate family member of the employer.
Application Steps:

The applicant must complete the DS4Y PEI Application Form and submit it to their local SkillsPEI office.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:
1. a completed DS4Y PEI Application Form,
2. a detailed job description - outlining the duties the intern can expect, the proposed wage and terms of employment, and how your company will be providing an experience which will contribute to intern's skill set.

Other Things to Note:

Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI' (DS4Y PEl) is a new internship opportunity for Island youth delivered by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning with funding support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

All internships must conclude by March 31st 2023.

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