This fall, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) hosted six classes of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students at its Pulp and Paper mills around Saint John. The students had the opportunity to tour the facilities and speak with JDI employees to experience what a future career might look like.
Over 130 NBCC students took part in tours of four Irving Pulp and Paper Division mills around Saint John last month – Irving Paper, Irving Pulp and Paper, Irving Tissue and Lake Utopia Paper (near Saint George). The students are enrolled in various classes at the college including Chemical Technology, Industrial Control Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Power Engineering Technology and Process Control Technician.
The students are given presentations and a full tour of the operations with opportunities to ask questions about the mill process and the latest technologies.
"We really appreciate this exposure to the industry that JDI is giving the students," said Orry Lyttle, Power Engineering Instructor at NBCC (Saint John Campus). "All the lectures in the classroom and lab time is great, but nothing is as beneficial as actually seeing the real thing."
"This is a great partnership with NBCC because it gives the students a real insight into what their future careers might look like after graduation, “said Christian Schortemeyer, Campus Recruitment Manager, JDI.
Currently over 1600 NBCC graduates are working at JDI today. To find out more about all JDI career opportunities, visit: students.jdirving.com or careers.jdirving.com