10 years ago, we held our first Golf Classic and paid tribute to its namesake, former Syncrude Canada CEO and CAREERS founding chair, Eric Newell. As a leader in the community, Eric’s steadfast commitment and continual advocacy for youth in Alberta has been nothing short of inspirational. 10 years since the first tee off, we couldn’t be more proud to honour the work he started – helping Alberta youth on their path to rewarding careers.
Because of the generous support of all our partners, the Golf Classic has raised over $1,000,000 for student programming in the last decade! Thanks to all who joined us for a day of golf in support of CAREERS: The Next Generation and are helping enable tomorrow’s workforce today.
Introducing students to great career options in high school motivates them to stay in school, engage in learning, grow their skills, expands their opportunities, and ultimately creates communities with a large and diverse skilled workforce enhancing economic stability and prosperity. When youth succeed, we all succeed.
CAREERS is poised to adapt and innovate to ensure that youth today and tomorrow have a promising future. CAREERS connects learning to earning through career AWARENESS, EXPLORATION and EXPERIENCE opportunities, helping youth discover career passion in trades, technologies, health and occupations in high demand.
- 47,309 students were reached at CAREER fairs and school presentations
- 549 young people took part in exploration camps and
- 1,520 students gained experience through paid internships with 816 employers