My whole life it has been always a dream of mine to work in the Forest. Finally, I am living it for a whole year. I will admit at first, I was a little hesitant because I have worked seasonal jobs which never turned into permanent positions. Consequently, you can probably see why the hesitation. Over the last couple of months since I have been in the VetsWork program. Thankfully, I have been eased and the hesitation has turned to a fire to learn and gain experience. Mt Adams Institute has given me an opportunity to jumpstart a career that once was a dream to a reality.
The last few months I have been learning different things in my field. I have been learning hands on like I am an actual Forestry Technician and it’s only the beginning. My sponsor has me going to trainings and actually out in the field. If I have questions the team is eager to share their knowledge.
I am beginning to realize this could actually turn into something great for the future. I am excited and ready and eager to learn more. Also the networking with people in the field or out in the community is awesome.