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Monday, February 28, 2011

LOTD: MOSAIC Workplace Connections

This week's Live On The Drive focuses on MOSAIC's Workplace Connections, a program that matches skilled newcomers with professionals  experienced in Vancouver's competitive job market.
We spoke with mentor Felica Granger, "mentee"  Tiffy Riel and volunteer coordinater Astarte Sands.   Thursday, January 21st was premiere night. There was no red carpet and the "theatre" was really just a boardroom at MOSAIC's central office at Grant and Commercial but the non-profit's staff and volunteers did their best to create a theatre-like ambience all the same replete with flashlight wielding ushers and a free snackbar serving buttered popcorn and rainbow twirlers. There was even a popcorn cart.

The premiere gave mentors, newcomers, staff and myself a chance to get to know and learn a lot about each other.
A Vancouver institution, MOSAIC plays an indispensable role helping immigrants from all corners of the world.
MOSAIC's Workplace Connections program is one more example of how the non-profit reaches out to serve the needs of its clientele.



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