Good news hangs behind tree ornaments is the headline on a very good article by Elizabeth James in the North Shore News, published on Christmas Day. Tradeworks endeavors to create good news, and we thank Elizabeth for good overview.
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The Tradeworks youth training program is now completing week 4. This “RONA Fab Shop” program gives 16 youth the chance to learn and work full-time for 20 weeks – building new skills, new habits and planning careers in construction or related industries.
This week the group relocated to the workshop site where they will soon be learning to use a variety of tools and they will be applying their math skill (recently refreshed). These young people will also be put to work building picnic tables, sheds and other goods manufactured for sale at the Fab Shop. Help support these young people and turn some business our way if you can!
Supported by Service Canada and the RONA Foundation.
Tradeworks’ youth social enterprise is now adopting a new name; the ‘RONA FabShop’. The RONA Foundation and the RONA Group of Companies have committed to a long-term partnership on this project and to support similar youth projects elsewhere in Canada. The Vancouver RONA FabShop is the first one, built on the legacy of the 2010 Games. Tradeworks is delighted to have RONA as a supporter and collaborator on the project.
RONA has a vision developing other ‘FabShop’ projects in other Canadian cities over time. At this time, the intention is to focus on at-risk youth employment through some common curriculum elements. Tradeworks and RONA know that there is potential stable employment in manufacturing, construction and related industries, if these youth can build the skills and the confidence.