Cassidy Beaudin, M’Chigeeng First Nation

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An avid outdoorsman, Cassidy Beaudin is keen to turn his Water First Internship experience into a job as a treatment plant operator.

“Water is the key to life, I’ve always known how important it is,” he said. “And I really like being part of making clean water.”

After graduating high school last year, Cassidy completed one semester of the Environmental Technician program at Canadore College, but found the course wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. He returned to the Island, spent some time working construction, and applied to the Water First Internship as soon as he found out about it.

“It’s a good career,” he said. “My uncle is a water treatment plant operator in North Bay.”

Cassidy has taken to the everyday tasks that are part of the job, from sampling to tapping into water lines to cleaning out holding tanks, and he sees a future for himself in the field.

Cassidy obtained his Operator-In-Training certification for both water and wastewater treatment as well as his Water Quality Analyst through the Internship.

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