- Region: Kootenay
The sponsorship I received from the Metis Nation ASE TS Program helped me have less stress during my undergraduate degree, which gave me the opportunity to focus more on my studies. Without this program, I feel my university experience wouldn't have been as enjoyable, and I wouldn't have been able to take on as large of a work load. The program has helped me finish university with minimal debt which will help me greatly in my future endeavours.
Before I began training, I was a student at the local college taking general science courses wondering what career path to choose. While attending UBC Okanagan, I began taking geology courses and knew immediately that was the career I wanted to pursue. The ASETS training program helped me complete my BSc Honors in Earth and Environmental Science. The program has improved my future career prospects. I worked in geology last summer, and am cunently working for a geology company. I have also had the opportunity to network with other geology students and geologists. I feel the program helped me greatly during my undergraduate degree, and helped me have the opportunity for a successful career.