In a tough job climate, internships give youth a leg up – Edmonton Journal

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September 5, 2017

Nicole Howard, 17, isn’t shy to admit that she “likes to build stuff.”

That’s what attracted her to the welding program at Notre Dame High School in Calgary and why she is spending her summer as a welding intern with Plains Fabrication & Supply, a Calgary-based steel fabrication company.

Now, in her second paid internship, she’s pleasantly surprised by how much she enjoys it.

“I really didn’t think I would like it as much as I do,” says Howard. “Everyone has been very supportive and I’m learning so much.”

One of the most important lessons, she says, is the need to be committed 100 per cent to learning.

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