With the support of the Raising the Grade Youth Fund, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada delivers a multi-faceted education program called Raising the Grade, www.raisingthegrade.ca , aimed at increasing academic skills, high school graduation rates and access to post-secondary education for at-risk youth from a select group of Boys and Girls Clubs across the country.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Airdrie is pleased and proud to be part of Raising the Grade. The program gives youth the tools and opportunities to excel in school and go on to become successful and independent. Young people can explore their personal interests and connect with mentors, tutors and friends while enhancing their digital literacy through this after-school program.
Raising the Grade technology centre provides a designated space with access to high-speed Internet and up-to-date computers in order to support learning. A positive, collaborative environment helps youth feel comfortable and engaged and is reserved for Raising the Grade participants at specific times during the week. Outside of the program hours, the Raising the Grade technology centre is open to all Club members. For more information on Raising the Grade contact Cheryl Cresine at 403-948-3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more information on this program, please contact Cheryl Cresine, Manager of Youth Education and Employment Services by email at email@example.com or phone 403.948.3331.
Skilled4Success-Skilled Trades provides youth age 13-18 with access to reliable information about the skilled trades, provincially regulated apprenticeship programs, and career planning.
While there is a focus on skilled trades, Skilled4Success-Skilled Trades is designed to introduce youth to general skills that can be applied in any career, no matter what sector it is in.
The Skilled4Success Hospitality program is a pre-employment program aimed at assisting youth to develop the skills and competencies needed to work in the hospitality industry. This program aims to help youth who complete the certificate program to increase their chances of success when seeking employment in hospitality. This focused pre-employment program provides youth age 13-18 with an understanding of the hospitality workplace and employer expectations, job search techniques and employment options in the sector (with a particular focus on the restaurant industry). In addition to interactive activities the program also aims to connect youth to local CARA restaurants for potential learning and employment opportunities. For more information, please contact Cheryl Cresine, Manager of Youth Education and Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.948.3331.