Stories about what it is like working at the Tolko Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill in Mitsue Industrial Park east of Slave Lake will be popping up on social media, thanks to an internship won by one of its summer employees.

Million Ghebrehiwet is a chemical engineering student at the University of Alberta. He is one of 15 winners of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)’s Green Dream internship program.

A FPAC news release says that his summer job with Tolko is his first exposure to the forest product industry.

In the news release, Ghebrehiwet says, “I feel incredibly grateful and excited to be working in the forestry sector and to be part of the Green Dream Internship Program. The experience I have gained so for at Tolko Industries Athabasca Division LTD has opened my eyes to the beauty and significance of Canadian forestry. Being a part of this program, being a part of the Green Dream Internship program will allow me to further explore and appreciate the wonders of our natural world. It will provide a platform for me to not only learn about forestry practices but also actively contribute towards sustainable initiatives.”

FPAC runs Green Dream, which provides six-week internships to 15 students who are working in the forest sector.

Interns will create social media content including blogs, vlogs, social media stories, etc. about their work in the forest industry. People can follow their journeys through FPAC’s social media.

Each winner receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Slave Lake Tolko employee Million Ghebrehiwet is one of 15 winners of the Green Dream internship for university students working summer jobs in the forest product industry.

by Leader staff

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