‘Reading… Give it a Shot’ is our longest running program and provides reading motivation for youth from first to sixth grade. Participants earn collector cards for logging reading minutes from editions such as Canadian Wildlife, Species at Risk, and Calgary Flames. Our cards provide youth with the incentive to develop their literacy skills!
We are strengthening our literacy program by adding the donation of books to select schools in Alberta. With the addition of this program, we have increased our impact on literacy levels by providing children with all the tools they need to elevate their literacy skills and discover the joy of reading.
As part of the solution to the skilled trades shortage, Building Trades of Alberta affiliates are providing the use of their world-class, multi-million dollar training facilities as well as the red seal journeymen trainers to educate students. Participating high schools will allow students who meet the following criteria to take the course:
Brandon was not thriving in High School until he was introduced to the new Trades and Climate Change Program being delivered by TEPF. In partnership with Building Trades of Alberta, Workforce Development Trust and the Alberta Government, this program takes students off-site to first class Union facilities where they are taught by Red Seal Journeymen.
TEPF could not help as many students as it does without the continued support of our business partners. As a non-profit organization, TEPF prides itself on the strong relationships it develops with companies, organizations, and individuals, and serves as an essential link between their generosity and the students.