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Graduate Recognition At Septemberfest

On September 15th, the Municipality of Stanstead hosted its annual event, Septemberfest at the Stone Circle. This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together to enjoy a live band, campfire, inflatable games and activities for children, fireworks and much more!

This year, the Town collaborated with Phelps Helps to congratulate the 25 local high school graduates from the 2017-18 school year. Our mayor, Philippe Dutil, presented the names of each local graduate, 6 of whom were present (see photo). Graduating high school is a big step and something to be very proud of, which is why this opportunity to recognize the students at a community event was very important to both the Municipality of Stanstead and Phelps Helps.

This event was also an important opportunity for Phelps Helps’ Compass Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Courchesne, to inform the graduates about the services still available to them as high school graduates. The Compass Program, which was previously known as the Graduate Support Program, can support community members with transitioning into postsecondary education, as well as returning to education and finding employment. Specific services of this program include support to:

- apply for post-secondary education (CEGEP, University, Voc Ed)

- work out logistics (transportation, housing, etc.) for your new life as a CEGEP or Voc Ed student

- apply to loans, bursaries or scholarships

- figure out your academic or career ‘next steps’

- write your CV and cover page

- apply for jobs

- find out what jobs are available to you

- return to adult education

- and much more!

Contact our Education and Career Advisor, Elizabeth Courchesne by email or find her on Facebook, for more information or to set up an appointment!


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