A retired sheet metal worker has been honoured by Surrey school trustees for donating his time to help students.
Bruce Yantz has volunteered with students in the Foundations Program for the past four years. The Foundations special education program was developed by the Surrey School District to address the needs of at-risk youth aged 16 to 19 who have learning and behaviour challenges.
Yantz, a Red Seal Sheet Metal Worker who was formerly an instructor with a successful sheet metal program for at-risk youth, has devoted his time weekly to Foundations students, helping them learn a trade and pursue career opportunities.
As well, he has organized industry tours and helped develop program curriculum.
“Mr. Yantz has a great passion for helping young people find their path to success,” said board of education chair Shawn Wilson in recognizing the volunteer. “He freely shares his time and expertise and continues to be an integral part of the Foundations Program.”