CCIF and CIC are bringing the North American automotive industry together to help support a very worthy cause abroad. The Haiti ARISE Technical Institute exists to provide quality and practical education and hands-on training in skilled trades and technical studies to the people of Haiti. The original school facility had just been completed before the January 12, 2010 earthquake, which severely damaged it beyond repair. Reconstruction of the original school is completed and we are going to build a teaching facility for COLLISION REPAIR, bringing desperately needed education in proper collision repair to Haiti. Industry can help by making a financial investment, donating tools, equipment and supplies, or volunteering at the Haiti ARISE Technical Institute.
Update & Launch of Corporate Sponsorship Program – CCIF Toronto 2016
Provide the infrastructure, tools, equipment and training to create a long-term sustainable educational program to improve the lives of thousands of Haitian families and create positive change in the community and country.
- Haiti ARISE Technical School serves an area populated by over 415,000 people, and 70% of this population is between the ages of 8-25.
- Haiti ARISE currently has over 500 students taking technical training. 100% of students who complete their education find employment.
- College courses are current offered in: computer technology, construction, tiling, plumbing, electrical, mechanics, carpentry and welding.
- Haiti ARISE also provides the community with the only local medical clinic and an elementary school.
- Three members of the CCIF Haiti ARISE committee (Leanne Jefferies, Tom Bissonnette, Brad Banman) visited the facility in March 2014 to validate the organization, teaching facility and needs. It was everything we expected, and more.
- The support being provided is creating a sustainable future for the school and the entire community.
- Haiti Arise is a registered charity in both Canada and the United States.