Winners of the Employment Services Centre’s (CSEPR) Job Succession Scholarship were announced on May 23, 2018.
The employers who agreed to participate in the program were also unveiled, with eight winners walking away with the scholarship as well as a future position with the employer they chose.
The Job Succession Scholarship aims at counteracting youth exodus from Prescott and Russell to major urban centres while ensuring a succession for high-demand positions in trades and professions in this region (for more information on this scholarship, see Review article “Educating youth, finding them local jobs thanks to $250,000 injection of funds”, published on January 26, 2018).
A total of ten scholarships\positions were available. Of the ten, eight were filled.
Valoris had three, including one Community Integration Counsellor and two Community Worker positions. The City of Clarence-Rockland had one Client Service Centre Officer position. Deloitte had one Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) position and Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) had three Registered Nurse positions.
The two positions that remain unfilled are Journalist for Les éditions André Paquette and Estimator for Potvin Construction.
“Thank you for this program that encourages local employers in supporting the training of youth that wish to remain here. We need more programs like this,” stated Hawkesbury Mayor Jeanne Charlebois.