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A Big Thank You to Our Winter Co-op Students!

This winter, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) was pleased to welcome over 80 co-op students across our operations for the winter co-op term. Partnerships with great post secondary institutions make this possible. This semester we were happy to welcome talented students from across Canada from the following institutions:

  • University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
  • University of New Brunswick - Saint John
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dalhousie University
  • New Brunswick Community College
  • University of Waterloo
  • Ryerson University
  • Lambton College
  • Rochester Institution of Technology
  • SUNY Polytechnic
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Acadia University
  • Carleton University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • Université de Moncton 
 PPD Students Yellow Belt - 2019
 From left to right: Zachary Woodill, Brian Stackhouse, Kendra Willcott-Benoit, and William Luton. Brian is the Director of Continuous Improvement and presented Zachary, Kendra, and William with their Yellow Belt certificates.


Helping students grow their education and providing them with a hands-on learning experiences is our commitment to growing the potential of the next generation. One area of training that we provide to our students is the Six Sigma certification program. Six Sigma is an internationally recognized set of management techniques and tools that improve business processes and reduce the probability that an error will occur. 

In Six Sigma, there are various levels of certifications that can be achieved. Each certification level entails different responsibilities and tasks that are signified by colours. This winter, three of our Pulp and Paper Division students attended and completed their Yellow Belt which focused on areas such as: root cause analysis, lean thinking and identification and visualization of key metrics. With this valuable training, each student is able to bring back with them tools that will contribute to their lifelong learning.

Congratulations and thanks to all of our co-op students for your contributions this term!  

Interested in a JDI co-op experience? Click here to learn more!