Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Adult Language and Learning new location in downtown Chatham. June 29, 2016. (Photo by Natalia Vega)

Cutting The Ribbon Makes It Official

The Adult Language and Learning (ALL) centre in downtown Chatham is welcoming a couple of new roommates.

The Chatham-Kent Employment Resource Centre (ERC), and Workforce Planning Board (CKWPB) have joined together with the learning centre under one roof, located at 240 King St. W.

The Executive Director of ALL, Tracy Callaghan says it’s a prime location for the variety of services the three organizations offer.

Although the grand opening took place Wednesday, their doors were already open for business.

“This is just a formal way to invite some of our community partners,” says Callaghan. “We have been servicing clients since March but our new partners just moved in this week.”

Mayor Randy Hope was one of the people who attended the opening and joined in cutting the ribbon. He says having these services downtown will benefit the community.

“People who need these services now have a hub of services that they can get offered to them – to get the skills that they need and the job sets they require,” says Hope. “It adds to the climate that is in the community.”

Callaghan says the entire process of relocating took about seven to eight months.