Rotary Awards Vocational Scholarship to Local Youth
TheRotary of the Boundary, representing the greater Stanstead area, Derby and Derby Line, VT, awards two vocational scholarships in the amount of $750 to local youth each year. One is awarded in the USA and the other here in Canada. This year’s Canadian scholarship was awarded to a local mechanics student, Joe Moore, who will be attending a vocational program in Coaticook.
The young Mr. Moore spoke briefly about his choice of vocational programs and the manner in which he won the award. He will be studying ‘agricultural mechanics’, which focuses on the mechanics of farm equipment. He went on to explain that farm equipment has become highly technical, as it relies more and more on computerized equipment. The program therefore requires a more highly specialized education than standard mechanics. His course runs for 2 years at CRIFA, or Coaticook’s Centre de Formation Professionnelle de Coaticook.
Although the large number of youth leaving the Eastern Townships to seek employment elsewhere has become an issue of concern in recent years, the young Mr. Moore spoke confidently of his love of the area and his desire to
Stanstead’s Jean Harris (right) presented a cheque from the Canada-USA Bridge Group to the CAB RH Rediker’s Amelie Pomerleau (left) and Joleen Smith for the children’s program.