President’s Message June 2018
The 2017-18 school year was an eventful year with Trump taking on his new role as president, Britain’s’ exit from the EU, bitcoin’s value skyrocketing, Prince Harry’s engagement, the Roughriders almost making it to the Grey Cup, and of course, SCWEA’s successful conference. What 2018-19 will bring is unknown, but it is sure to be a year of change and innovation.
The past few months were a blur with the hustle and bustle of post-secondary applications, credit checks, career counselling sessions and presentations, and post-sec counsellor visits. Be sure to take time for yourself during this hectic season . . . enjoy the time you have visiting with students and knowing that you have made a difference in their lives.
SCWEA is very proud to welcome three new members to the team this year – Jon Kemp, Jody Bender and Clarence Neault. They are sure to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the group. We have representation from across the province and we are grateful for their commitment to career education.
Our fall conference was a ‘hit’ even with the ‘new’ format. We had many new counsellors attend and our line of speakers was exceptional. We hosted in a central location, Saskatoon, and will continue the trend next fall with the same city, but different location. Be sure to keep watch on our website for details and save the date of October 26th 2018.
Our membership is at an all-time high after the success of our last conference with 89 members as of June 2018. We want to thank all of our members for their support over the years. Without you, this organization would cease to exist. If you would like to learn more about what we do and join us, please feel free to get in touch with us. Have a great summer and we will see you in the fall.
Kerrie Binetruy SCWEA President
P.S. If you are reading this and are interested in joining SCWEA or wish to receive more information, please email us at the emails addresses listed on the executive page or leave us a message on the contact page of the website. Also we have a couple of openings, so if you are interested in joining our executive please email us.