Donald Betenchuk, left, with Executive Director Bob Rempel at Live Fridays February 22nd.
It was a month of record snowfall for Winnipeg and at SSCOPE that meant hard work all month. One employee always said yes to more and more work to help the organization meet its customer service obligations. For that reason Donald Betenchuk has been selected as SSCOPE’s January 2013 Employee of the Month. Donald returned to SSCOPE in December after some eye surgery, and resumed right where he left off. He continues to grow and show responsibility as an employee member in our program.
SSCOPE and Wescon Enterprises of Steinbach, specialists in large project concrete pouring throughout Manitoba, began their partnership this summer. SSCOPE supplied the crews and supervisors as a subcontractor to Wescon for a large rebar tieing project prior to the laying of concrete at a dairy barn in the Rosser district. That led to over three weeks of steady work for over 8 SSCOPE members who were developing their job skills and employment readiness.
As a result of the partnership and greater familiarity with our program by Gord and Angela Dyck, owners of Wescon, we have recently been blessed with a $1,000 donation to the development of SSCOPE member employee readiness for future construction jobs. Thank you sincerely to Wescon Enterprises for recognizing the value of the SSCOPE program: real jobs to support mental health recovery and personal growth!
Wescon Construction of Steinbach awarded SSCOPE the pre concrete work on a large dairy barn construction project just west of Winnipeg in the Rosser area. There is about three weeks of work in this project and it is epxected that this will lead to more construction related work for this company and others in the near future.
SSCOPE has made construction site projects as a priority for 2013 to increase employment opportunities for its members. We’d love to talk to you about a great win-win opportunity as well. Please be a SSCOPE ambassador and let others know about opportunities to use the SSCOPE Special Job Force program.
Christmas is a great time to donate to our Treasures Thrift Store at 1466 Arlington St. and support SSCOPE and mental health recovery. We provide additional gift certificates to all our employee members to help them choose great items for themselves and others at Christmas, plus we have many from the adjacent community shopping for inexpensive treasures to provide as gifts.
Bring your reusable donations down to SSCOPE anytime between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm daily Monday to Friday or call us at 204 987-6300 if you have 25 or more boxes to donate and require pickup.
And join us on December 21 at 6:00 pm for our special Christmas music and food celebration for the community and our members and shop Treasures one last time before Christmas.