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For Immediate Publication

 

Unveiling of employers and winners of the job succession scholarships

Hawkesbury, May 24, 2018 - The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) announced yesterday evening the employers who are taking part in its Job Succession Scholarship, as well as the winners of these scholarships. For this first year, a total of 6 employers agreed to participate in the scholarship program, and 8 winners received a bursary. A total of 10 scholarships were available, but only 8 positions were filled by the participating employers.

“We are certainly very proud of the achieved results of the Job Succession Scholarship for this first year. The implementation of the project was done very quickly, and the Centre’s team once again brilliantly met the expectations of the Board of Directors,” said Sylvain Labrie, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Employment Services Centre. “The results are excellent for the first year, and it’s especially nice to know that we will have 8 young professionals coming back to our area to start their career,” added Mr. Labrie.

“We would like to thank all stakeholders who took part in this first edition of the Job Succession Scholarship and congratulate the winners of the bursaries,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the Employment Services Centre. “We are also very pleased with the positive response received from the stakeholders involved in the project who answered our call. Whether it’s the school boards and the schools who accepted that the project be presented to their students, or the employers who offered high calibre jobs, or students who applied on these jobs in order to win a scholarship,” added Mr. Roy. “However, and despite the success, we are considering adjustments to the parameters of the scholarship so that it can meet a wider range of employers' needs. This follows feedback received from employers since the launching of the project. Nothing is determined yet, but this first year of implementation will certainly serve as a guide for the next four years,” concluded Mr. Roy.

Participating employers in the Job Succession Scholarship for 2018 are : Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell, the City of Clarence-Rockland, Deloitte, Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, la compagnie d’édition André Paquette and Potvin Construction.

Winners of the 2018 Job Succession Scholarships are : Ms. Cassandra Saumure Flaro as Community Integration Counsellor for Valoris; Mss. Camille LeBlanc and Fannie Pilon as Community Workers for Valoris; Ms. Amélie Proulx as Client Service Centre Officer for the City of Clarence-Rockland; Mr. Vincent Conti as CPA for Deloitte; and Mss. Madeleine Leduc, Vanessa Maisonneuve and Camille Perron as Registered Nurses for the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

The scholarship program will be available from 2018 to 2022 inclusively, and is opened to grade 12 students as well as local employers in need of specialized labour. Ten (10) scholarships of $ 5 000 each will be offered annually by the Centre with all participating schools in Prescott-Russell. In summary, employers in need of specialized labour will inform the CSEPR of their interest in participating in the program, and if retained by the selection committee, their job offers will be presented to students in participating schools so that those interested in a trade or a profession can apply for the position. Once the interview process is completed by the employers, the students chosen for the position will receive confirmation of a guaranteed job with the employers when their postsecondary studies are completed. The Centre will then grant a $ 5 000 scholarship to the recipients to be paid in 2 instalments as part of the Job Succession Scholarship Program.

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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