Hello industry and education partners.
CAREERS: The Next Generation and our partners with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) again thank you for your participation in the 2nd annual RAP & Skilled Trade Showcase!
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The total attendees to both events was more than 800 students, parents, teachers, and other supports. Representing more than 43 different Jr & Sr high schools from Calgary and the surrounding area. Including the Calgary Catholic School Division and other rural school divisions.
Pictures from the event at Beaverbrook can be seen here: Thanks to Adam Czarnecki, CHRP with GreatWest Kenworth.
The feedback from students and their supports has been awesome! As one teacher wrote, In many cases youd see this rather stereotypical disengaged teen, that mom and dad had apparently dragged of the couch, enter the room and by the time the family was not even halfway around the young person would be taking the lead and almost pulling his or her folks to the next booth to check things out. The transformation was awesome to watch unfold. I can only imagine how many of those families left with a completely new sense of hope for their shared futures. More than 160 students from these events have already indicated they will be applying for a possible RAP position this summer!
In the interest of summer placement opportunities, I attached an employer tip sheet to RAP, to help remind you of the process.
Again thank-you, because of your efforts, many students are aware of possibilities that they had not previously imagined and others are able to realize their goals and aspirations.
Our mission: enable youth on their path to rewarding careers!
Field Director Calgary and Area
CAREERS: The Next Generation
Harding's Painting had a chance to be part of the 2015 LBHS RAP / Skilled Trades Showcase program. Hosted by Lord Beaverbrook High School and SAIT.
Thank you for the opportunity. Hope we encouraged some to the future generations.
Projects Completed to Date:
J.P and Karen Jepp, Parents of identical quadruplets: No-charge basement repaint.
Calgary Drop In Centre, two significant projects. More Info
Harding's Painting brightens living environment of homeless in transitional housing
Giving can take many forms. For the partners of Harding's Painting, giving means using their talents, time and energy to improve the living conditions of Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre clients at Centre 110, a 59 bed transitional housing unit at 110 - 11 Ave. S.E. On February 23 and 24, ten members of the Harding's Painting team descended on the building and gave the interior a fresh coat of paint to lift the spirits of the residents.
"Having their living space spruced up is very important for the clients living at Centre 110, " says Brenda Ibechi, RSW, Intake Counsellor, Centre 110. "Centre 110 provides a safe, clean and affordable environment for adult men to transition back into society after having experienced homelessness. Each resident is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the space but, the living spaces were looking tired. Having Harding's Painting come in and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls made an enormous difference to the environment, and to each resident's sense of well-being."
The Drop-In opened Centre 110 as a transitional housing facility in 1996. To be eligible for residency an individual must be clean and sober for a minimum of 30 days. The average length of residence is 6 months to a year with most individuals moving into independent living after their tenure at Centre 110. Housing is provided on two floors consisting of three sections. Each section has a fully functioning kitchen where residents prepare their own meals, bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Sleeping arrangements consist of individual cubicles sectioned off with a closet and storage shelves.
"We're delighted to be able to put our skills to work at Centre 110, " says Dalton Harding, President, Harding's Painting. "We've been doing volunteer work on an ad hoc basis for several years, but this is the first year our team of contractors have formalized their community service activities. As a group, we committed $5, 000 annually to charity work. Along with painting Centre 110 we will also have two individuals painting the Crisis Nursery at The Children's Cottage Society. In a city of such abundance, it's imperitive that we all give back to organizations who deliver services to less fortunate Calgarians."
Public Relations Assistane
Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
Childrens Cottage, Womans Crisis Center: Painted Nursery.
STARS Lottery Home in Chapparal: Harding's Painting donated 50% of the cost to paint the entire 2600 sq, ft. home used to raise money for Stars Ambulance.
Calgary Womens Shelter: Harding's Painting assisted with the painting of this worthwhile project.
Rebuilding Lives - Cardel and City TV, under this years theme of "Granting Wishes" provided seven different Calgarians, whose lives have been altered by misfortune such as illness or accident, renovations to make their home more functional. Harding's Painting provided expertise and painting on these projects.