Posted by Sue Foster


The Pathways to Opportunity Award represents a unique collaboration among Rotarians, educators and businesses in the Lincoln community.  In its commitment to both Vocational and Youth services, the Rotary Club of Lincoln is pleased to work with the Chamber and Beamsville District Secondary School to celebrate businesses that go out of their way to support co-operative education.
Each year, approximately 110 Grade 11 and 12 BDSS students spend between one and four periods of each school day over four months in the workplace.   This would not be possible without the voluntary participation of some 50 businesses and organizations.  In essence, the companies are providing ‘pathways to opportunity’ experiences that help students find their way to post-secondary employment, career and education opportunities.
To select the Pathways Award recipient, the BDSS Co-op Education Department uses the following criteria:
  • The opportunity to engage in a meaningful work experience
  • The mentoring relationship provided to the student during the work term
  • Going above and beyond to support students at their co-op placements
The Rotary Club of Lincoln is pleased to announce that the 2018 Pathways Award recipient is Conversations Cafe' & Bistro.  For more information go to:
Pictured are members of the Lincoln Chamber, Mayor Sandra Easton, Deborah (with the award) & David Dueck, Sue Foster President Rotary Club of Lincoln, members of Lincoln Chamber.