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Water First

Elijah Toulouse

Position: Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Categories: Interns

I had a few different jobs before I started for Water First, but none of them were quite right for me. I was at a career fair in my community, and Water First had a booth set up. I had walked by it several times and finally stopped to ask questions about the program. I was very interested in what Kendra Driscoll had to say about it, and I applied just to see if I would get in.

To be honest, before I started or even applied to the program, I had no idea what I was walking into; I knew nothing about water or anything in that regard. I was a bit nervous at first, but I’m learning as we go along, enjoying and loving it.

I hope to become more knowledgeable and gain the experience to become a better water treatment professional. I really enjoy going to training, learning something new each time that helps me better understand the things I do on a daily basis. After completing the program, I can still see myself in the water field for a little while longer. I hope to work for my community, and if not, I plan on working in a conventional plant to gain more experience and hopefully return to my community to serve them better.