Hull Services staff and supporters gathered on October 21, 2015 to celebrate the official opening of the Work Experience and Life Skills Centre expansion to William Roper Hull School (Hull School).
Hull Services would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following organizations which make this project possible: Accenture, Alberta government (Community Facility Enhancement Program), Business Fore Calgary Kids, Chubb Insurance, and Rogers Insurance.
A major focus of Hull School is to prepare students to live as contributing and productive adults when they graduate. Unfortunately, many arrive at Hull lacking the life skills necessary to build the foundation for a healthy future. At Hull School, many essential skills are part of the curriculum, including how to shop for and cook a healthy meal, how to budget and how to dress for a job interview. To deliver this program more effectively and impact an even larger number of students, a 2,000 square foot addition – the Work Experience and Life Skills Centre – is now open.
An expanded Work Experience and Life Skills program ensures that each student leaving Grade 12 has the necessary skills to care for themselves to their greatest ability. The curriculum will focus on personal care, résumé writing, job search techniques, interview preparation, as well as time and money management. Teachers will reinforce the importance of staying in a job, being punctual, well-groomed and socially appropriate, as they provide ongoing support to students in work experience placements.
The Work Experience and Life Skills Centre will positively impact the next generation of young adults. In the long-term, junior and senior high school students at Hull will build a solid foundation upon which to make wise, thoughtful choices for themselves and their own families. This will lead to stronger and healthier future generations.