Opening up a World of Possibilities
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Opening up a World of Possibilities

Local 920 member Jesse Brooks is a volunteer firefighter and station rep with the City of Greater Sudbury (Station 18 Capreol). He is also a steward and member of the union bargaining committee.

Recently, Jesse nominated the Confederation Secondary School Transition program for CLAC’s Building Communities program and won a $2,500 donation.

“The school thanks the union for its generous donation,” says Jesse. “The transition program not only focuses on helping exceptional students prepare for the job market after high school, but it also helps them obtain meaningful job placements in our community during high school.

“The program has evolved to include collaborations with March of Dimes Canada, which helps with job placements. Woodworking was added into the curriculum this year to grow students’ skills and open up the trades as a potential destination for them after high school. These students prefer hands-on work and enjoy stretching their capabilities and learning new skills on the job, particularly in the trades.

“If you know of any employers willing to take on an exceptional student for a job placement in the Sudbury area, please contact me at brooksj@rainbowschools.ca or 249-878-2905. Confederation Secondary School would be eternally grateful.

“The right placement in the trades can open up a world of possibilities and change a life.”

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