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Federal and Provincial Governments highlight success of training investments at Sekisui Diagnostics
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More workers in PEI will get training support for in-demand jobs, thanks to additional funding support from the Government of Canada. Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso (Nova Scotia) made the announcement at Sekisui today on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with Sonny Gallant, PEI Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning.
 
The federal government is investing an additional $1.2 million through the Canada–PEI Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA), and an additional $204,827 through the Canada–PEI Job Fund agreement, the province’s share of the additional funding announced in Budget 2016.
 
The announcement took place at Sekisui Diagnostics, an international company that develops and manufactures innovative medical diagnostics, one of many employers in the province to benefit from Canada Job Grant funding. Sekisui Diagnostics received over $66,000 through the Canada Job Grant to provide training for 117 employees using the Lean Six Sigma methodology to improve product and service quality. In addition, funds were approved for Sekisui Diagnostics to hire and mentor recent graduates.
 
Prince Edward Island’s Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning works to develop, attract, and retain an educated, skilled and engaged workforce to grow the economy.
 
To strengthen and grow the middle class and support those who need help entering or returning to the workforce, the Government of Canada transfers almost $3 billion annually to provinces and territories to support employment and skills training programs.

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