OHSWEKEN – On Friday the 25th, Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) celebrated 25 years of helping the community in countless different ways.
“We’ve worked really hard as a team over the years really doing our best to help the community succeed when it comes to training and employment,” said Laurie Froman, director of employment and training at GREAT in an interview prior to the event.
What began as a small-scale initiative 25 years ago has turned into a fully-operational, multi-program organization that really seeks out potential in all of their clients and helps each individual looking for higher education, a job, or a feeling of accomplishment to succeed.
“When a community member comes back for a visit and lets us know how helpful GREAT’s services have been, that’s really what it’s all about. We love hearing that,” said Erin Monture, director of business operations.
GREAT is a community-based non-for-profit organization specializing in employment and training for the people of Six Nations and surrounding areas. “It’s for anybody in Ontario looking for employment, or job-placement help,” said Monture.
Long-standing employees, board members, staff members and past and present clients were celebrated and recognized at the party last Friday afternoon.