About Us

Skills Canada PEI is a registered charity created in partnership with government, industry, educational and labour institutions. It is part of a larger national organization whose mandate is to encourage youth to consider skills and technology-based career options, which help fuel economic growth for the province and the country, while creating interesting and challenging employment opportunities for young Canadians.

Our economy is changing. Technology and skills are becoming more and more important in Prince Edward Island and in Canada. And with the right training, technology fields present great employment opportunities for our youth. Skills Canada PEI exists to build awareness of these opportunities, and to help youth make smart career choices. Ones that can lead to meaningful, long-term employment.

Skills Canada PEI offers in-school presentations across the Island. This interactive presentation is informative and fun and used to broaden students’ knowledge and ideas about careers in trades and technology. If you’re a teacher interested in scheduling a presentation for your class please contact us!

Trades and Technology Expos – each year Skills Canada PEI offers Island high schools the opportunity to participate in T&T Expos. These expos are held in school in February in partnerships with post-secondary training programs, apprenticeship and industry. The interactive expo format allows students an opportunity to get a hands on feel for training programs and careers available to them.

Board of Directors

  • ●     Sue LeFort – Board President
            Business Development Officer, Aerospace and Defence
  • ●     Josh Silver – Vice President
            Learning Manager, Holland College
  • ●     Sheri Chislett – Treasurer
            MRSB Consulting Services
  • ●     Kent Sheen
            Program Manager, Holland College
  • ●     Collin Affleck – Past President
  • ●     Leo MacDonald
            Teacher, Bluefield High School
  • ●     Tawna MacLeod
            Executive Director Skills Canada PEI
  • ●     Seana Evans-Renaud
            Principal Montague Regional High
  • ●     Grant Sweet – Director of Training
            Post Secondary and Continuing Education

Presidents Message

Welcome to the Skills Canada Prince Edward Island website. We are a not-for-profit organization that works with industry, employers, educators and governments to promote trade and technology careers as a first choice career path for Canadian youth.

All too often a lack of credible information regarding trades and technology career opportunities prohibits youth from pursuing a successful career in skilled trades. Skills Canada PEI is committed to better educate youth, parents, educators, guidance councilors and the general public. You can explore career opportunities in trades and technology fields and find out about our exciting events here on our website. We’ve also included links to our provincial, national and international partners. I hope that you will find the information here useful as you embark on the first stage of what I am sure will be a long and fruitful career in the trades and technology.

The highlight of the year for us is always our skills competition, where high school and college students and young apprentices compete in 34 separate trades related categories to advance to national and international Skills competitions. These competitions are a great way to explore the trades, meet leaders in the industry and test the waters to see if you are suited for a career in the trades.

If you have any questions about trades training and career paths, please contact us.


Sue LeFort
President, Skills Canada PEI, Inc.