REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AT MOM CAMP MAKES A POSITIVE IMPACT

Camp Location: Greenall High School, Balgonie, SK
Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Camp Sponsor: Enbridge

Volunteer: John Reitmeier Jr.
178.2 Level 11
CWB Group Certification Representative
Southern Saskatchewan

Personal testimony from Volunteer sent to Cody Vigeant and Alan Gallant from the CWB Welding Foundation

Good day, gentlemen,

It's been a long time since I’ve had the pleasure to perform activities such as this. It’s very dear to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Dan (Daniel Vollman, Instructor) is an excellent individual and we got along just great.

He was interested in the CWB, asked many questions and indicated that he will apply some of the ideas that I passed onto him. He allowed me to interact with the students as well, to give some pointers and a bit of instruction which I was more than happy to do. They were a younger crowd, but all very attentive and happy. I assisted in helping them make a few small projects in the afternoon that allowed me to present to them some support and illustrate the techniques they were using.

I consider this to be as much of a personal development experience for myself as it was for them.

Thank you both for the opportunity.

 

CWB Group representatives conducted surveys to gauge student interest before and after the completion of the MOM camp. The results are outlined below:

Camp Survey Results (posted by average response)

Number of participants: 14 (10 Male/ 4 Female)

Pre-Survey:

Survey Q

Average Answer, 5 being the most favourable value

I am interested in welding

4.64

I have knowledge about the welding trade

2.71

I plan on taking welding in Secondary School

3.43

I am considering welding as a career

3.63

Are you graduating Next Year?

12: No  2: Yes

I am aware of the career opportunities in welding

3.79

 

Post-Survey:

Survey Q

Average Answer, 5 being the most favorable value

Percentage increase post-camp

I am interested in welding

4.93

6.25 %

I have knowledge about the welding trade

4.64

41.59%

I plan on taking welding in Secondary School

3.93

12.72%

I am considering welding as a career

3.93

7.63 %

Are you graduating next year?

12: No  2: Yes

 

I am aware of the career opportunities in welding

4.71

19.53%

Did this camp make you more likely to want to take welding in High School?

4.93 = 98.6%

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