Career Trek’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
During this time of immense stress and uncertainty, Career Trek would like to take a moment to thank all individuals who are working tirelessly on the frontlines to ensure we are safe and remain healthy. Thank you to every individual involved in our healthcare system, in our emergency and essential services; thank you to the grocery store staff, to truck drivers; to business owners using their facilities to meet the demands and create much needed supplies for our hospitals and emergency personnel. Thank you.
As we enter the fourth week of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Career Trek offices in Winnipeg, Brandon and The Pas will remain closed until further notice. However, we at Career Trek are still very active and working from our homes as we use this time to plan and prepare for the next stage of our programs and organization.
We have also taken some very exciting steps to further grow and develop our organization. Recently, we welcomed Allison Kirkland as our new Director of Programs. Previously Allison filled the role as Program Manager, Winnipeg Region and brings vast experience with programming at a multitude of non-profits in Winnipeg. We also added Kyle Mason as our new Director of Development. Kyle brings nearly twenty years of non-profit management and fundraising experience to this new role, as he leads our efforts in growing public awareness and general support. We are very excited to have Allison and Kyle join our amazing team of gifted staff as we take Career Trek to new heights.
With a pause in our current programming, Career Trek staff – both full-time and part-time – are using the time to develop online activities related to career exploration that we are posting on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Staff are taking a deep dive into our programming and curriculum – updating training material, creating and updating lessons; and we are making plans to continue the work we started to expand programs to other regions in the province. While we are unsure at this point if we can resume any of our programs, rest assured we will be ready for our regular program launch in the fall.
We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and are making decisions about our offices and programming based on new information from our public health officials.
On behalf of Career Trek staff and its Board of Directors, I would like to thank all of our participants, families, partners and funders for your continued support of and belief in the work we do. We can’t do what we do without you. We are all in this together. Thank you.
CEO – Career Trek