Mentor Appreciation Event
On November 26th the YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon held the first annual Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program (FPSYIP) Mentor Appreciation Event. The event was organized to celebrate and thank FPSYIP mentors for their dedication to helping young people in our province reach their career goals while also raising awareness of the program among federal employees.
The event was a great success with many FPSYIP mentors in attendance to receive recognition for their efforts in helping interns. Anne Marie Russell from Fisheries and Oceans Canada received special recognition from Melanie Vienneau, a representative of FPSYIP’s funding agency, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, for her long term service as a mentor with the program. Anne Marie has had 14 interns since the commencement of her involvement with the program in 1998. It was our pleasure to recognize her commitment to helping young people in this province succeed.
On this day, program interns were given the opportunity to share their successes and express gratitude to their mentors for helping them along the way. One intern was featured in a recently published booklet celebrating the successes of interns across Canada. Pictured here is a group of current and past interns.
The FPSYIP team at YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon would also like to take this opportunity to thank some special guests who attended the Mentor Appreciation Event including Dan Trepanier, FPSYIP National Manager; Zeus Tokatlidis, Technical Education Program Consultant; and Melanie Vienneau, Program Consultant with HRSDC. All traveled from Ontario to visit with our local team and attend the Mentor Appreciation Event. We would also like to thank Jason Brown, CEO, and Michelle Northover, Director of Development at the Y for attending the event and showing their support for FPSYIP.
For more information about the Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program please visit the Employment & Enterprise Services section of this website or contact Barry Smith, FPSYIP Coordinator, at (709) 748-1082.