Free Rein Associates Training Ltd. is the 2011 recipient of the B.C. Career Development Association’s Organization of the Year Award.
This award for excellence is one of three the industry-wide association presents at its annual provincial conference.
The Hope company was nominated by Gerry Dyble, executive director of the Hope and Area Transition Society.
“We are so encouraged as a team to receive both the nomination and award. Our efforts over these past 18 years have been recognized by our peers and that means a great deal to us,” said Peter Bailey.
Bailey owns and manages the company in partnership with Christine Proulx.
“It is a great honour to receive this award and spurs us on to continue our work in the community,” said Proulx.
“Last year Free Rein was invited to speak to B.C.’s community-based trainers on the model we developed in Hope because it is very close to the model proposed for the province,” said Proulx.
The B.C. government will introduce one-stop employment centres commencing April 2012, added Proulx.