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Mr. Radons

cradons@gmail.com@yalecareers
http://www.abbotsfordcareerprograms.com

Mr. Radons

Welcome to the Yale family Grade 9's (and their parents).  Allow me to introduce myself.... my name is Mr. Radons and I am the Career Programs Faciliator at Yale Secondary.  I am responsible for many career programs and opportunities here at Yale including:


- District Career Programs (www.abbotsfordcareerprograms.com)
- Apprenticeships
- Police Academy
- Fire Academy
- Hospital Rotation Program. 

I also provide access to some volunteer opportunities in the community:
- Big Brother Big Sisters
- Abbotsford Hospital 'Volunteen' Program

Many of these programs are focussed on the senior grades (10-12), however, for grade 9's, Yale Secondary is once again supporting the Take Our Kids To Work Day.  TOKWD is a nationwide initiative (www.takeourkidstowork.ca/) that encourages our gr. 9's to spend the day in a workplace out in the community.  On this day (Nov. 5), grade 9's are expected to attend a parent, relative, or neighbour's workplace.  If this is not possible, the students are expected to research a particular career at home that interests them.  There will be more information available closer to the day.  I am hoping that students and their families will take this time to organize and setup a valuable TOKWD experience for their grade 9.  Once again Grade 9 classes will NOT be in session on Wednesday, Nov. 5. 

Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

1.  Here is an opportunity for any of your students looking to volunteer in a residential care facility.  This one is specifically for Cottage and Worthington Pavillions.   

•    They will work directly with residents to develop communication skills with the frail, elderly. They will observe a variety of healthcare professionals in this environment, including Health Care Assistants, LPNs, Registered Nurses and Recreation Therapists.
•    This is a new program where students will visit with residents before dinner, set up the dining room, assist residents in applying condiments to their meal (pepper, ketchup, cream etc.)  The goal of this program is to encourage a home-like environment for the residents.  
•    The students will be encouraged to initiate conversations and promote socialization.  If a student has musical abilities and is comfortable performing for others, they are encouraged to play while residents are eating their meal. 
•    The shifts are either 4-6 pm or 4:30 – 6:30 pm   They are starting with 1 volunteer per shift. Students must agree to commit to their volunteer position for 75 hours (10-12 months) .Weekly attendance is required.
•    The student will be working under minimal supervision from staff, so the following skills are required:
1.      Demonstrated leadership abilities
2.      Outgoing with excellent communication skills in English. (Secondary languages are an added bonus).
3.      Self-directed, goal-oriented, and organized
4.      Reliable, compassionate and empathetic towards others
 
This role is not suitable for students who are shy or have difficulty initiating conversations as many of our residents have dementia. 

2. Valley Mobile Powerwash Ltd. is looking to hire some students for part time after school work. We are a 39-year established company, that services fleet vehicles for utilities & crown corporations. We are Worksafe BC compliant, carry full insurance and are Bonded. We work evening shifts on weeknights & some Saturday day shifts year round washing the exterior of fleet vehicles. It’s good, honest, physical work. Depending on location, transportation top and from work may be available.

 

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