Conestoga news

September 30, 2010 5:46 PM

Student Project Provides New Solutions for Real-World Training Needs

New staff and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Brantford now have access to specialized training resources thanks to the efforts of a team of Conestoga students in the college's Human Resources Management post-graduate program.

The project to create new training videos focused on the organization’s customer service, product management and recycling activities was completed as the group’s Human Resource Capstone Project, where students have the opportunity to apply their learning to a real-life company.

Team members Eva Braja, Christine Jenkins, Jessica Street and Lisa Nichels consulted with ReStore manager Linda Moyer as they worked to find solutions that would result in more consistent communication of work-related expectations for staff and volunteers. Staff at the ReStore location collaborated in the production, which was filmed and edited by Conestoga Broadcasting student Chris Landry.

The new videos were launched to an enthusiastic audience at a gala event held at the ReStore on August 19.

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