I decided to take the Plant Operator course after I worked a shutdown at Celgar Pulp mill. I had been a waitress for many years and felt that it was my time to go to school, learn and hopefully get a better job. I saw the advertisement in the paper for the Plant Operator Program then cut it out… so did two of my friends from work. It must have been a sign.
I found that Selkirk College was a positive experience because I was very nervous going back to school after over 20 years. It’s hard to learn how to study, work and take care of a family. Laundry doesn’t stop because you have a test. Going to Selkirk helped me learn how to manage my time, which is a skill I use now. Selkirk also challenged me to do things that I didn’t know I could do such as use a drill press, thread pipe and really learn the whole process of any operation. I liked writing the SOP’s the most.