Do-ET tour stops in Richmond

On December 6 the Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships (Do-ET) tour made it’s second stop, this time visiting Richmond Regional high school (RRHS). Secondary 4 and 5 students had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships. They participated in three types of activities through the half-day event: career panels, workshops, and a networking area.

Each stop on the tour is tailored to the school it is visiting. Based on the student’s interest for their future careers, career panels with regional professionals were held for the fields of Medical and Health, Agriculture, and Sports and Recreation. Students also had the chance to ask questions to people who are working in the field.

To improve students’ post-secondary skills, workshops were hosted by various organizations. Topics included career exploration, loans and bursaries, job search skills, interview preparation, youth entrepreneurship, and drivers for success. This activity even allowed for another project from Townshippers’ to get involved.

Katie Bibbs, from the Secrétariat à la jeunesse supported Youth Employment Pilot Project, helped Joanie Bergeron from the Richmond Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi (CJE) facilitate three workshops in English. Katie’s project is working to connect English-speaking youth to their local CJEs, so it was the perfect time to introduce the students of RRHS to Joanie!

The tour wrapped up with a Networking Zone for the students. Set up like your typical career fair, the Zone had booths for local employers, educational institutions, and community resources to connect with students. Employers invited to the event were from the region and have a specific need for English-speaking employees.

We would like to thank participants of the event for their time and commitment to making this day a success for the students of RRHS! The next and final tour stop will bring a full day of activities to Alexander Galt Regional High School on January 17.

Reminder: Open House

We hope to see you out tonight, December 20, at our open house from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Marguerite Knapp building, 257 Queen, in Lennoxville. There will be refreshments and door prizes, and a chance to celebrate the holidays with several community organizations working for you. This will also be your last chance to shop for Townships books, music, movies and cards before Townshippers’ closes for the season.

Everyone is welcome! Details at or call 819-566-5717.

Happy holidays! We’re closed

The holidays are coming! The holiday season gives the team at Townshippers’ the chance to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for having the support of our community throughout the year. It makes us feel warm and fuzzy all over!

From December 25 to January 5 the offices will be closed for the holiday season. Regular office hours resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.  

On behalf of the team at Townshippers’, we want to offer some warm wishes to you and yours for the holidays. May your days be filled with peace, hope, joy and be very merry and bright holiday season! Happy holidays!

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly column in The Record and visit our website You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717, or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Publication: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Photo Credit: Downey Creative Photography

Photo Caption: The Do-ET career and skills day from Townshippers’ Association had a successful second stop at Richmond Regional High School last week giving students tools and support to build their future in the region.

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