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Promising students win forest industry jobs


April 23, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada’s (FPAC) social media campaign to recruit deserving students to work this summer at leading forest products companies has wrapped up with seven candidates offered summer paid summer interships.

The Forest Products Association of Canada’s (FPAC) social media campaign to recruit deserving students to work this summer at leading forest products companies has wrapped up with seven candidates offered summer paid summer interships.

The Green Dream internship social media contest invited students to apply for four month paid summer jobs by submitting a video application and soliciting on-line votes.  FPAC set up the contest to better inform students about the growing career opportunities in the dynamic forest products sector and to highlight the launch of theGreenestWorkforce.ca, a portal that helps connect students and others to career opportunities in the sector.

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“We realize the need to explore new approaches including social media to attract high quality talent as we build the forest products industry of the future,” says the president and CEO of FPAC, David Lindsay. 

Lindsay says the Green Dream internship contest was a success with about 16,500 votes cast during the contest, close to 180,000 page views on theGreenestWorkforce.ca website and 170,299 YouTube Views of the GreenestWorkforce videos.

All of the interns have received an IPad mini and will be required to blog about their experience in the forest sector for theGreenestworkforce.ca.

The chosen candidates are:

Mark Pipher from Barrie, Ont.– engineering internship for West Fraser in Slave Lake, Alta.

Patrick Pickard from Whitecourt, Alta. — technical support for Millar Western in Whitecourt, Alberta

Kyle Waterman from Havelock, Ont. — forestry assistant for Millar Western in Whitecourt, Alta.

Dana Aljanaby from Vancouver, B.C. — timberland forester for Weyerhaeuser in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Jordan Auzam from Pickering, Ont. — engineer for Tembec in Temiscaming, Que.

Andre Knight Lira of Ennismore Ont. — woodlands forestry for Daishowa-Marubeni International in Peace River, Alta.

Jeremy Woo of Vernon, B.C. — human resources intern for Tolko Industries in Vernon, B.C.

Dana Aljanaby of Vancouver has been chosen from the winning candidates to receive a grand prize of $5,000 based on her video application and on-line support.


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