Funding put in to use at Launch Pad in Hanover

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Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre, or the Launch Pad is a youth centre in Hanover focusing on after school programs in technology and the trades for youth 12 to 18.

Earlier this year, Launch Pad was awarded government funding from the Ontario Ministry to expand trades training opportunities for youth 18 to 29 during the day.

With the COVID-19 shutdown delaying the launch of the programs, and restricting the number of registrants, the first programs in Wood Manufacturing and Intro to Welding ran for the month of August with seven youth aged 18 to 24 participating.

Online applications are now open for the second round of programs. Wood Manufacturing begins Monday September 14th and an Introduction to Welding begins the following week.

Launch Pad is also considering a month long Culinary Program beginning mid-October if the community interest is there. A third round of programs will begin in January 2021.