TAYLOR, B.C. – A University of New Brunswick student that came all the way to Taylor to co-op, has won a Greenest Workforce Green Dream scholarship.
21-year-old Melanie Flack says she’s had nothing but a positive experience so far in northeast B.C. since arriving in Taylor to work at Canfor’s Taylor plant.
“I came [to Taylor, BC] on my own so the people have been incredibly accommodating and
welcoming. It’s just been tremendous.”
Prior to coming to Taylor, Flack had never been beyond Ontario borders.
While exploring northern B.C., Flack is also learning about the forestry industry firsthand.
“I just love that [the industry is] sustainable. I believe that we need to use the resources that we have but we can use them in a way that won’t be detrimental in the future.”
Flack will be returning to school in the winter but says she will share her experiences with friends and colleagues back home.
“A lot think oil and gas for engineers but engineering students should really consider forestry. It’s an industry that offers a lot of innovative opportunities.”
Flack is one of 10 Greenest Workforce Green Dream scholarship recipients. Recipients are ‘those who are sharing their expertise and learning about the industry first-hand at forest operations across the country.’