The Salvation Army and Carmichael Outreach offer Forklift Training

Categories: Prairie News

The Salvation Army in Regina has partnered with Carmichael Outreach in an effort to equip some unskilled labourers for future work. On September 28-29, eleven individuals in need of employment, were outfitted with a free pair of work boots and given the opportunity to master the skill of operating a forklift.

 The work boots were supplied by Morsky Construction and Work Authority while FG Hydro Designs provided a suitable training area and the necessary machinery. Ron Damon of GID Pro Services is a qualified instructor who is volunteering his time to do the training. The success of this project is directly related to the generosity of these contributors and it’s a great benefit to everyone involved.

“Both The Salvation Army and Carmichael Outreach have come together to help people help themselves. This training is a great way for this to happen. When the opportunity arose, we jumped at it. It’s wonderful how fast the plans came together,” says Captain Steven Cameron of The Salvation Army’s Haven of Hope Community Ministries. “With the Global Transportation Hub opening in Regina and an increasing need for skilled warehouse employees, this is an excellent time to be providing the training.”

The two-day event gave participants a Course Certificate that will verify they are trained as forklift operators which they hope will lead to steady employment.