As I’ve said elsewhere, it is very encouraging to see the Extollo team working together to take advantage of this time to focus on strategic, organization-building initiatives. As you can imagine, the campus closure and shelter-in-place has been very disruptive. Yet, it is providing us with incredible opportunities to work on projects that I am confident will produce dividends for many years to come.
While Extollo’s focus has been entry-level training courses in the construction trades, and small construction projects as our bandwidth allows, we increasingly talk about ourselves as a burgeoning trade school and construction company. We’re not yet an accredited trade school, nor a fully functional construction company, but this is what we aspire to be - and much of our efforts are leading us towards these two main goals. For when we become both we will be substantially more impactful and thus more capable to fully fulfill our mission. Read more...
We are beginning to discuss the practicalities of how to do training classes with physical distancing. We are seeing an even greater demand for our training and exploring how to hold courses on campus in a way that ensures safety of staff and students. Regardless of when we open, we will have solid protocols, including physical distancing, masks, and sterilizing of surfaces.
Extollo was donated hundreds of masks and face shields to be distributed to five (5) health clinics in the Bercy area. A group of physician friends calling themselves “Mask Task Force” led by Dr. Tiwari, gathered together masks and face shields while Junior liaised with local health care leaders to identify the need for masks and shields. We will be flying the PPE to Haiti via Missionary Flights International and Junior will then distribute the items to the clinics.
JOIN THE CREW
This month we launched The Crew – a community of Extollo champions who commit to donating on a monthly basis. We continue to invite our friends to join this community. If you have any questions about Joining the Crew, we would love to hear from you!