Helping youth find their future passions that is what Board of Director Chair Dave Barrett says Launch Pad is all about.
The Annual General Meeting celebrated the many success stories of Launch Pad including the fact that the Youth Activity and Technology Centre is offering more programming opportunities than ever.
New partnerships are also being forged, as those in the industry are providing skill training right on site in the welding bays, the kitchen and the carpentry shop.
As an added bonus, Barrett says discussions have begun between businesses and industry leaders who want to utilize Launch Pad’s facility during the school day as a site to train their own employees.
Barrett is quite excited calling it an opportunity to generate a new source of revenue for Launch Pad.
A look at the books indicates Launch Pad has taken a significant chunk out of its deficit.
Over the last year the deficit has been reduced from 64.4 thousand down to 37.5 thousand dollars.
Barrett says this is a huge achievement noting that by the end of the year he fully expects Launch Pad to be in the black.
He says sustainability is something Launch Pad continues to strive towards.
In the meantime, Barrett strongly encourages businesses and industry leaders in the region to drop by Launch Pad for a visit.
Barrett says a visit will allow these employers a sneak peak at their future workforce sautering in the welding booths, creating in the carpentry shop, cooking in the culinary kichen or coding in the computer lab.