September 15, 2022 – West Prince Graphic: Ruby Arsenault remembers when she first started working at the Tignish Employment Resource Centre in 2002. “I was shy and timid, and I’m not shy and timid anymore,” she said.
“Sometimes I go through the filing cabinets, and I see the people, see the names and the files of the individuals that I dealt with maybe 20 years ago, 15 years ago, and they’re off in the big world in their new careers. It could be LPNs, power engineers, etc. It’s fantastic to look back sometimes. People around here, they’re go getters, and I’ve met a lot of fantastic people.”
Ms Arsenault began her career as facilitator and employment coach when she did the career bridges program, funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Agreements.
Part of the program included on the job training, which she did in Palmer Road with Sharon Horne, executive director of Rural Community Learning Inc. When a position opened up in fall of 2002, Ms Arsenault worked on her resume and she applied.
Read the full West Prince Graphic story by Jillian Trainor here