Local students heading off to post-secondary education are being recruited to promote the community through the C-K student Ambassador Program and earn some money doing so.
The program, organized and funded by local homebuilders and realtors, is seeking students who will spread the word about the advantages of choosing Chatham-Kent as their new home upon graduation.
Program director Alaina Walker said it is aimed at students with an entrepreneurial or professional goal.
“We believe the peer-to-peer approach will work,” she said. “It’s more effective to speak with people one on one as opposed to some big meeting.”
Walker said she is hoping for eight students to become involved and is looking for students to apply as soon as possible.
“We plan on giving ambassadors lots of support and we’ve arranged some financial incentives for them,” she said. “Each student who attends an event will receive a $100 stipend and we have a contest where the ambassadors can sign up students for a weekend getaway to Chatham-Kent contest. “
The ambassador who signs the most people for the contest will receive $1,500 toward their education.
Potential ambassadors can apply through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.