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Surrey youth gain valuable work experience from MRC Total Build mentors.

MTB Surrey Schools Partnership

From Left: Austin Tate, James McGuire, Brandon McEwan, Kerry Donnelly, David Crilly, Drew Smith, Georgina Hopps, Jennifer O’Hearn, Matt Fuhr, Susan Martin and Jenna Sturrock

In January, Mainroad Group company, MRC Total Build, launched a mentorship pilot program with Surrey Schools District Career Education offering high school students the opportunity to explore a career in trades. Three students signed up for three week’s paid work experience and during the program each student was teamed with an on-site mentor at a MRC Total Build project site.

“On behalf of Surrey Schools, I would like to thank the Mainroad Group and MRC Total Build for providing this amazing opportunity for our Learning Centre students.  David Crilly and his project supervisors at MRC Total Build, provided meaningful, hands-on work experiences for our students, and so much more:  they provided real mentorship.  They took the time to teach our students new skills, train them on equipment and machinery used in the trades, and probably most importantly, held the students accountable for coming to work on time, ready to work with a good attitude.  Based on the feedback from the students, I know they were grateful for the opportunity; they understood how invaluable this experience was for them.  This was a very successful pilot, and I am thrilled that we will be able to continue this partnership in the future.”  Georgina Hopps, District Career Education Coordinator, Surrey Schools.

Following completion of the program, we received letters from Surrey School students, Austin Tate, James McGuire and Brandon McEwan sharing feedback about their work experience…Full Story