Rainen Oates of Fergus accepted for SEVEC

A handful of youth from across Canada, including Rainen Oates of Fergus, recently received some exciting News when they were accepted as part of the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) Youth Advisory Committee.

This year marked the most applications SEVEC has received and officials say the decision was not easy.

“We received around 30 applications from across the country for the eight open positions,” said marketing and development coordinator Tom Kingdon.

“Most of the applications were exceptional and narrowing it down to just a handful of successful candidates was quite a challenge. It’s the kind of problem that is good to have though, and we hope to hear from many of this year’s applicants again next May when it is time to choose the 2016-17 committee.”

The Youth Advisory Committee provides SEVEC with feedback on exchange programs and practices from the youth perspective.

Officials say it is a great way for SEVEC alumni to extend their exchange experience by sharing their stories while developing their leadership and communications skills.

For more information about SEVEC and exchange opportunities please visit: www.sevec.ca/info.