Rooted in the Townships back at Alexander Galt

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record
Rooted in the Townships back at Alexander Galt
(Photo : Courtesy Holly McMillan)

Students at Alexander Galt Regional High-School got a chance to see what the Townships has to offer in terms of employment and educational opportunities after graduation at the Rooted in the Townships Career Days event, held Wednesday at the school. The career days were initiated by Townshippers’ Association in 2017. The association collaborated with the three English public high schools in the Eastern Townships, Galt, Massey-Vanier and Richmond to present students with the options and opportunities that exist here in the Townships and help them build a future here in the region. The project is now in its third year. “It’s a yearly event and it’s a trio of events,” explained Ed Humphrey, coordinator of the Rooted in the Townships project. “Galt is the biggest one; we have about 400 kids.” With over 70 volunteers and half of Townshippers’ team on hand, the event isn’t just a typical career day. “This morning started with a keynote speaker, a renowned basketball coach from Bishop’s University, and they went straight into career day,” Humphrey said, referring to coach Eddie Pomykala. See full story in the Thursday, Nov. 14 edition of The Record.

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