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Academy Diploma Program in Agri-Science & Animal Science for High School Students
The ADP is a provincially authorized program that allows students to customize their high school experiences by focusing their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for obtaining a PEI High School Graduation Certificate.

Dates/Locations: Currently offered in three high schools: Kensington Intermediate Senior High School, Kinkora Regional High School, Westisle Senior High School
Time/Duration: During grade 10, 11, and 12

Academy of Learning College
Contact: Contact: Katherine McQuaid, Director of Training Number: 902-894-8973
well as individual short courses .Business, Accounting, Healthcare, I.T, Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Sage 50 and Quickbooks are just a few of our courses. With flexible schedules, individualized programs, and courses starting weekly, we have something for everyone

Dates/Locations: Charlottetown and Summerside
Time/Duration: Flexible schedules

Agricultural Program Desctiptions
Information on Degree, Diploma, and Certificate

Atlantic Agricultural Leadership Program
Learn more about agriculture regionally and internationally and improve your leadership skills. Established in 1994, the Atlantic Agricultural Leadership Program (formerly the New Brunswick Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program) develops emerging agricultural leaders to confidently and courageously shape the future of the Atlantic and Canadian rural and agricultural sectors.

Through workshops, seminars and study tours over an 18-month period, approximately 20 men and women working in Atlantic Canada’s agricultural and associated sectors meet to:
- develop solid leadership skills
-learn how political, cultural, social, economic and physical forces impact the agri-food industry
- establish networks with leaders from Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Visit for further information or to apply.

Holland College Business and Computer Courses
A variety of computer and business courses to meet your needs. Contact Holland College for more information 902-629-4214 or visit their website at

Where to Study Agriculture and Agri-Science in Canada
Information on Degree, Diploma,Certificates and Apprenticeship Programs

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Industry Training

Class 1A & Class 3A Training
Contact: JVI Provincial Transportation and Safety Academy
Tractor Trailer courses of varying length that offer theory, practical training, and testing.

Dates: Courses start every two weeks.
Location: Slemon Park

Air Brake Clinics
Contact: JVI Provincial Transportation and Safety Academy, 1-800-383-5957
Clinics offer theory and practical training and preparation to write highway safety exam.

Location: Slemon Park.

Farm Health and Safety Workshops
Contact: PEI Federation of Agriculture
Farm Health and Safety Workshops have been designed for all students who are looking to work on farms, new agricultural workers and any one else interested in receiving farm health and safety training. Workshops will promote safety standards of farm workers through the Farm Safety Code of Practice.

Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program
Contact: PEI Agriculture Sector Council 1-866-892-1091
The PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is a Blue Seal apprenticeship program for farm workers that combines classroom and hands-on learning with on-farm experience. The revised program includes five weeks of classroom training per year over two years. For the remainder of the year, the apprentice works full time with a farm employer.

The program provides an opportunity for Island farm workers to learn new skills and receive recognition for existing skills. Participants will have access to training for licensing in key areas including: Farm equipment use/ maintenance, On Farm Food Safety, Farm Management, Pesticide use, Soil and Nutrient management and more.

Tuition for the Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is 100% subsidized by Skills PEI. Apprentices must be EI eligible and have 1000 hours work experience in the agriculture industry. Applications are still being accepted. There are a limited number of seats available for the block training in January.

Growing Forward 2
Contact: For more information on federal GF2 programs, please call 1-877-246-4682 or contact PEI Department of Agriculture 902-368-4145
The Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have entered into a new five-year agreement for agriculture called Growing Forward 2. Growing Forward represents a commitment from Canada's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture for a new policy framework that will support a more profitable and competitive sector. This new framework is built on three priority outcomes: Innovation,Competitiveness and Market Development,Adaptability and Industry Capacity.Backgrounders for Growing Forward 2: Innovation, Competitiveness and Market Development,Business Risk Management Programs Sector Engagement

Dates: 2013-2018

Milk House Safety Video
Contact: Charlotte Crooks PEI Federation of Agriculture 902-368-7289
Email: Charlotte Crooks
Milk House Safety Video

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Job Profile

Get Agricultured Video
Developed as part of television’s award winning Profile Series, the “Get Agricultured” video highlights the important link between education and industry.

In partnership with Profile Television Productions, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council produced a 10-minute video to be used as a promotional tool to showcase career opportunities in Canada’s agriculture sector.

Dairy Herdsman (click here)

Veterinary Technician Profile (click here)

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