May 17, 2018, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED – Ten post-secondary students are combining their classroom knowledge with practical work experience this summer at Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA).
“We recognize the importance of real-world job experience, as it gives the students the opportunity to apply the skills they learn in school,” said MVCA General Manager Paul Lehman. “We are pleased to offer them this valuable opportunity.”
The positions were made possible thanks to funding through Canada Summer Jobs and Ontario Summer Works. Students will work up to four months before returning to their studies in the fall.
“A lot of these students are coming to us from nearby communities and are familiar with the area,” said Lehman. “It’s mutually beneficial; they are provided with practical training and hands-on experience while contributing to the overall health and well-being of the watershed.”
MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
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