A Message from Karyn Brearley, Executive Director
To our YLF clients, colleagues and service providers;
With the utmost care and concern for our staff and their families, as well as do our part to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our member manufacturing firms and to the broader Canadian population, YLF is postponing all in-person interactions until further notice. Our physical office has been closed since Friday, March 13th, 2020 and will be closed for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to take precautionary measures and adjust our operations as this ever-changing situation unfolds.
YLF program staff are available to you via email, as we are all working remotely. We are here to answer any questions you may have as we endeavour to continue to provide you with the high level of support that you have come to expect from YLF.
We recognize that your training programs are not your priority right now, nor the upcoming application intake; currently our AIME application system has been taken offline to use this period to conduct maintenance.
In that vein, we will be postponing your due dates until we get more information on how long this pause period will continue. We will keep you informed as information becomes known to us. We wish you all the best as you redirect your efforts to protect your workforce, stabilize your organization and think ahead on how you will rebound and perhaps do things differently in this new reality.
If you have ideas on how to use the downed production time creatively to do training online, remotely etc, in order to deliver on your previously committed AIME program, please reach out to us to discuss options. We will deal with your requests on a case by case basis. As well, please reach out to us on how we can help, based on your unique circumstances. Please do not make changes to your training programs supported by YLF without discussing options with us first, as you do not want to forfeit your training support. If you simply wish to hit the pause button, we understand that too. Please advise us on how you might wish to proceed.
As a result, YLF program staff are at your disposal and in place should you require access to us. Please be patient with us as we endeavour to respond in this new environment.
Nicole Saikali – AIME program coordinator – Nicole.email@example.com
Deborah Overes – Office Administrator – Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
We greatly value our relationship with you, so please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.
From Karyn Brearley,
The Yves Landry Foundation was established by leaders in Canada’s manufacturing and business sectors in 1998, to advance technological education and skills training to resolve the skilled labour and technical professional shortages facing Canadian industry. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of senior leaders from industry, education and the NGO sectors.
The Foundation was born out of the vision, principles, energy and hopes of the late Yves Landry, Chairman, President and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd. Yves Landry’s vision was:
To forge an enlightened partnership between industry and education, train a world-class pool of skilled manufacturing workers, technicians, technologists and engineers, and secure technological advantage in a rapidly changing world.
The Yves Landry Foundation provides the opportunity for industry, education and government to collectively be part of the solution and thereby provide opportunities for Canadians to build great careers in manufacturing and technology. The Foundation is and remains focused on facilitating collaboration among these stakeholders through partnership development, advocacy and investment in leading-edge programs.
Get It In Gear
In 2016, The Yves Landry Foundation launched the Get it in Gear program, donating classic cars in need of restoration to Ontario high schools. The program aims to encourage students to learn about the various trades through applied learning during the restoration process.
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