Quality Control/Process Assistant at West Fraser in 100 Mile House, BC
This summer I have been completing my first Co-op term in 100 Mile House working for West Fraser. Here at 100 Mille I am working as the Quality Control Assistant at the sawmill, but I have had a chance to also try out working at the planer and even out in the forest for a couple days.
The reason I joined the co-op program was to help me answer the question, “what comes next?” and this summer has helped me get closer to that answer. By being placed in a real work environment I have had the chance to apply my skills and knowledge I got at UBC for real practical purposes, and the biggest advantage of this experience is the opportunity to learn from people in the industry by working alongside them and as a result get a deeper understanding of what skills their work requires.