Launch PadLeft, Rebecca Brodrick - Executive Director - Right, Adam Olivero - Chair - Launch Pad (Photo provided by Launch Pad Chair, Adam Olivero)

Launch Pad in Hanover hoping for Giving Tuesday donations

Launch Pad Skills Training & Technology Centre in Hanover is launching a new fundraising campaign.

The centre is asking for donations on Giving Tuesday. For the month of November, Launch Pad partnered with Gemini Canada's Neustadt Manufacturing Facility, which will match donations dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.

Launch Pad is "an innovative facility for youth and young adults (ages 12-29 years) located in Hanover that equips young people from across the region with the skills they will require for future employment opportunities," according to a media release from the centre.

Also, Launch Pad will be sending Christmas appeal letters to local Hanover and area residents soon.

You can visit to learn more about what Launch Pad has to offer and to make a donation.

Additionally, Launch Pad has announced a new Executive Director, Rebecca Broderick.

A graduate of École John Diefenbaker Senior School (JDSS), Rebecca currently resides in Mount Forest and brings with her experience in not-for-profit resource development and university alumni advancement, where she was responsible for facilitating connections between students and alumni and coordinating events, programs, communications and managing stewardship activities.

“I am thrilled to join Launch Pad as the Executive Director during this time of renewal. I look forward to empowering local youth through training and skills building. There are many exciting opportunities to build relationships and grow Launch Pad to better serve our community," shared Broderick.

“The Board of Directors is excited to have Rebecca join our team at Launch Pad. Complementing our other staff at Launch Pad, Rebecca brings the skills to take us forward. The future is bright at Launch Pad and we are excited to serve our local community with skilled training close to home," added Adam Olivero, Chair of the Board of Directors at Launch Pad.

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