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Job succession scholarship : a 4th school board confirms its participation

Hawkesbury, January 26, 2018 - The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is pleased to announce that it received the participation confirmation for the 4th School Board on its territory in regards to its newly launched Job Succession Program. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario joins with the Conseil scolaire catholique de district de l’Est ontarien, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board to offer grade 12 students in participating schools the chance to be awarded one of the ten $ 5 000 scholarships granted by the Center for the year 2018.

“We are pleased that all four School Boards are taking part in our Job Succession Program,” said André Roy, Executive Director at the Employment Services Centre. “This means that we will have graduates from four French schools and three English schools who will have a chance at getting one of our scholarships. And of course, in addition to the financial help the scholarship represents for the student, it also means more potential candidates for employers who participate in the program,” concluded Mr. Roy.

The scholarship program will be available from 2018 to 2022 inclusively, and represents an investment by the Employment Services Centre of $250 000 in Prescott-Russell’s youth. The program is open to grade 12 students as well as local employers in need of specialized labour. Ten (10) scholarships of $ 5 000 each will be offered annually by the Centre to all participating schools in Prescott-Russell. In summary, employers in need of specialized labour will inform the CSEPR of their interest to participate in the program, and if retained by the selection committee, their job offers will be presented to students in participating schools so that those interested in a trade or a profession can apply for the position. Once the interview process is completed by the employers, the students chosen for the positions will receive confirmation of a guaranteed job with the employers when their postsecondary studies are completed. The Centre will then grant a $ 5 000 scholarship to the students to be paid in 2 instalments as part of the Job Succession Scholarship Program. 


Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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