Carmen's story

Carmen M SLP chem prep

What I like about the forestry industry is that it offers many diverse fields of employment depending on your interests and strengths

I graduated from NAIT’s Forest Tech Program, and my first job was in a forest nursery tending to seedlings/plants, research plots and other greenhouse duties. I later joined the woodland department doing cutblock layout, regen, surveys, scaling logs, dealing with weight/scale trucks, doing land use contracts with oil & gas, industry and farmers. Several years ago I joined Slave Lake Pulp as a Utility Operator and learned to offload some of the chemicals used in the process of making pulp.

My advice to women considering a career in forestry is to have conversations with people already enrolled in the forest industry studies or working in forest industry jobs. What I like about the forestry industry is that it offers many diverse fields of employment depending on your interests and strengths, you can work in both private and government sectors.

- Carmen Utility/Chem Prep Operator

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