The UBC’s Career Connections program continues to see an impressive rise in both community support and participation. Created and published by the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF), this unique program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn first-hand the required skills and values for having a successful career as a carpenter after they graduate.
Since 2017, the program has seen a steady increase in participation as the number of schools and other organizations using the program has nearly doubled. Today the Career Connections program is proudly offered in over 400 middle and high schools across the nation. With over 200 training specialists involved to help support local teachers and mentor students, the program continues to generate a positive impact. In addition to having an educational presence, the program also supports more than 100 local community programs and Job Corps centers throughout North America.
In response to the program’s success, Carole O’Keefe coordinator of the program states “Knowing that our program is helping to make a difference in the lives of students and other community members throughout the nation is truly something to be proud of, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”
Learn more about the Career Connections program.
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