Athabasca Summer Student, Candy Robillard
By Emma Blondeau
As summer has come to an end, we would like to reflect on these past four months with our summer student, Candy, who joined Flyer Electric through the Athabasca Basin Development Summer Student Program. Candy worked between our Birch Hills office and on site in Prince Albert. Candy brought her knowledge of three years of Indigenous Social Studies and her history and culture to the company. We were excited to have Candy share some of her knowledge about Indigenous history and culture for National Indigenous People’s Day on June 21 during a lunch and learn with the company. Candy has been a valuable part of the team with the work she has been participating in and contributing to, and continues to expand her learning in the electrical trade.
“My advice to anyone who’s looking into trades – just do it! If you’re a hands-on, physical and constant learning type of person, then this job is for you! This has been one of the greatest jobs I have been in, and to be part of the work is even greater! I was given the opportunity to step into the field and see for myself what the electricians do. Not only do I feel like I am training, but the employees and everyone who is part of the company made me feel part of the team. I thank everyone who took the time out of their day to help me in this journey.”
– Candy Robillard, 2023 Summer Student