New foundation will promote employer-guided vocational training

FRANKLIN — A new foundation, Three Rivers Foundation – Supporting Education, was formed in November to promote hands-on employer-guided vocational training and educational opportunities for students through a community-based infrastructure that will build and facilitate future employment. The Foundation will work to develop a collaborative relationship with local businesses, existing labor partners, schools, and students, as well as to encourage prospective students to pursue new opportunities about which they are most passionate. The ultimate aim is to allow the scholarship students to train in, to work in, and to remain connected to local communities.

The foundation will be holding several annual fundraisers, beginning with a golf tournament scheduled for Aug. 2, 2018. All proceeds will support local students through scholarships and real connections to local businesses aligned with trades and skillsets. “This will help raise awareness of career paths for students while helping them become vital contributors to our social and economic system,” Three Rivers Foundation President Pecco Beaufays said. "We wish to thank Onions Restaurant, Highland Lake Inn, Franklin Savings Bank, and MB Tractor for their dedicated support. Through this new foundation, the board and its members look forward to assisting many worthy students in their future career paths."

Donations can be sent to Three Rivers Foundation, PO Box 284, Franklin, NH 03235. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.threeriversfoundations.com or the Foundation's Facebook page.

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Three Rivers Foundation board members celebrate the creation of the foundation. From left are Deb Tessier, treasurer; Pecco Beaufays, president; Cindy Reinartz, secretary;Allan Powell, vice president; and Kamal Gosine, board member at Large. (Courtesy photo)