Students learn work ain’t all ‘fun and games’

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2015

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Treaty 6 – “Some people need to spray some febreeze on their attitudes about the Beardy’s Band Office” exclaimed Tatianna Gardypie. “People don’t see everything that goes on. This experience was eye opening. It’s a very busy place and the staff there have hard jobs and a lot of work to do.

Four students from the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex (CRCEC) participated in a job shadow on Wednesday, May 13th organized by Willow Cree Health. Each participant was paired with a different member of the staff for the day and learned about the payroll process, how to make cheques, answer phones, work the photocopier. Participants also learned of the constitutional development process and of important Community Development initiatives.

There’s a lot to absorb – I guess that’s part of growing up” says Jailyn Gamble, a Grade 9 student at CRCEC. “These are things we need to know and I loved every part of what we did today!

Councillor Kevin Seesequasis who worked with Willow Cree Health to organize the job shadow said it was great to have students shadow the band staff. “These young people will be leading our nation – as welders, as police officers, as veterinarians, and as future elected officials – it’s important that they have knowledge of what it’s like to be in a professional workplace setting to better prepare them for whatever their path may be. It was great to have them learn and share with us!

They’re always on the go or on the phone. It was great to see how they all work together to get it done. It ain’t all fun and games but it was good to see them enjoy themselves while they worked” added Brandon Fox.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications, Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation
306.467.4523 ext 237  |  communications@beardysband.com

 

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