Check out 200 new rural jobs funded, expansion of the community navigator program and Young Millionaires in the news in the July 29th RAC update.
Rural Jobs Initiative – funding for 200 additional jobs
To date in 2020, the Rural Jobs Initiative has funded 90 jobs in retail, farming, fishing, and trades industries across communities from West Prince to Eastern Kings. The recently announced new funding will cover 200 more positions. The program covers 75% of wages for 14 weeks and is open to private businesses and not-for-profits. For details and to apply please visit: Rural Job Initiative, or contact the Community Development Officer at your local Rural Action Centre.
Successful Business Basics – Online Webinar Series
Successful Business Basics is a 15-hour workshop series covering Budget Planning, Cash Flow Control, Beginner Excel, Tax Responsibilities and Financial Statements. This online course will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 11 to September 10. The class time, either morning (8:30 to 10) or evening (6 to 7:30 p.m.), will be confirmed based on the needs of participants.
Although Successful Business Basics in August will be in English only, the course will be offered in French as soon as enough participants have registered. Please contact your Rural Action Centre to register for Successful Business Basics online.
COVID-19 Workspace Adaptation Assistance Fund – extended to August 31, 2010
This program provides a grant of up to $2000 to cover the costs to implement a COVID19 operational plan. Check details and
apply online here.
Young Millionaires in the Media!
The Young Millionaires Program like so many businesses and organizations has had to pivot during COVID19, and local media have noticed. Check out this CBC story about nurturing PEI’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
Rural Action Centres are open by appointment only. Don’t hesitate to contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Holly Fitzpatrick, Montague | [email protected] | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton |[email protected] | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | [email protected] | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free 1-855-297-9898
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