Are you interested in learning more about the ocean sector & finding new ways to make connections in this growing blue economy?

Join us for a virtual networking event hosted by the PIER’s Workforce Development Implementation Lead, Eddy Carvery III!

The Ocean Allies Virtual Networking Sessions are a great way for people interested or who are within the ocean sector to make new connections, share interest and exchange ideas. The event consists of several rounds of one-on-one networking and breakout rooms, hosted by industry partners & leaders in Canada’s ocean industry.

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About Eddy Carvery III

As the PIER’s Implementation Lead, Eddy is developing and executing a strategy to engage underrepresented workers in the transportation, supply chain, and logistics industries. As a member of the African Nova Scotian community, much of his work focuses on engaging youth, mid-career talent, and entrepreneurs from the ANS community, in port and port-adjacent careers. Eddy also works with the Workforce Development team to implement awareness building programs, youth-oriented initiatives, a work integrated learning program, and recruitment strategies targeting diverse talent

Eddy is the grandson and namesake of the longest active civil rights protestor in North American history. He spent the majority of his life living, learning and growing on the lands where the community of Africville once stood. His experiences from such a remarkable time in history have shaped him to become a small business owner, co-host and co-creator of an award-winning podcast, community advocate/activist as well as a consultant.

About the PIER’s Workforce Development Program

Our workforce development initiative is focused on building a skilled, diverse, and engaged workforce that will participate in an industry that is evolving to become even more economically, environmentally, socially, and culturally sustainable and respectful. Our workforce engagement programs are evidence-based to identify relevant future high demand skills, upskilling and re-skilling needs, and awareness and experience building opportunities.