Port Hawkesbury’s Regional Occupation Centre celebrated it’s Grand Opening today in its new expanded facility. A ceremony to officially open the upgraded
and larger ROC Centre was held this morning.
The ROC Centre’s Diana Poirier says the expanded building gives them additional flexibility.
Poirier says the new space gives their members opportunities to learn more employment skills. The ROC Centre has been in existence since 1975.
Fund-raising efforts by the Regional Occupational Centre in Port Hawkesbury to renovate and expand its facility is getting some help from the province. Cape Breton-Richmond MLA and Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson has announced the province will contribute $50,000. The ROC centre is looking to raise $800,000 for the upgrade. The federal government earlier committed $500,000 to the project.
The ROC centre announced its plans to renovate and expand in March. Part of the work includes adding 34-hundred square feet. It currently has four thousand square feet of space.
It’s hoped the project will be completed by November.
The Regional Occupational Centre in Port Hawkesbury is growing. The social enterprise will be renovating and expanding its current location. Executive Director Diana Poirier says the ROC Centre currently operates with about 4-thousand square feet. She says with the expansion it will be adding 34-hundred square feet.
Tenders are out now on the project and close next week. It’s expected construction will begin on April first, with completion around November first. The federal government is providing 500-thousand dollars towards the upgrade. The ROC Centre has also approached the province for support. The facility will also be launching a community campaign in the near future.