Event to Give Soon-to-Be Graduates with Tools for Employment
Jun 11, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – This Thursday, the Canadore Students’ Council and Hard Hat Hunter will be teaming up to host the Tools for Schools Work Boot Walkathon to raise funds for local trades and technology graduates to purchase tools required in their field.
Vice-president of Hard Hat Hunter, Paul Robillard, approached the college with the idea to help alleviate the burden felt by so many graduates, who are expected to bring their own tools to work in the sector.
“We love, love, love to employ Canadore graduates,” said Robillard. “They come to the job-site ready, willing and able to be productive from the very first day. We have the utmost confidence in the programs and this is our way of helping to keep amazing talent working in the region.”
The walkathon fundraiser will consist of a variety of fun, industry-based activities, a barbeque and professional networking. High school students registered in a dual credit program also have the chance to win a tuition credit towards a full-time program at Canadore College.
Event: Tools for Schools Work Boot Walkathon
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. for registration & 6 p.m. walkathon
Location: Canadore College Commerce Court Campus, 60 Commerce Crescent, North Bay, Ont.
Hard Hat Hunter is a complimentary online platform specifically geared to individuals working within the trades sector, from
More than 100 Canadore students have created a profile on the platform and Hard Hat Hunter currently employs five Canadore alumni and also hires the college’s students while they study.
The event’s goal is to raise more than $5,000 to distribute the grants to graduates at their convocation ceremony on June 28. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Adele St-Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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