BSTAIP Interns Celebrate Success

Submitted by BSTAIP Interns

celebrate-bstaipBSTAIP Interns enjoy a Métis pot luck as part of the Celebration
recognizing the completion of the first year of the BSTAIP program.
The first year interns of the Building Systems Technical Advisor Internship Program (BSTAIP) pilot project reached another milestone recently with the completion of the first year of the program. To celebrate, Métis Nation of Ontario Housing Investment Inc. Executive Director Jean McIsaac-Wiitala, BSTAIP Coordinator Terry Desaulniers and Project Developer Leafy Shaw organized a potluck dinner to recognize the achievement.  Carol Rusak, Program Manager for Confederation College, The MNO’s academics partner in the BSTAIP Program, also attended and congratulated the students.

Appropriately, the pot luck had a Métis theme with all participants bringing fantastic dishes such as moose, venison and even Buffalo meat. At the request of Terry Desaulniers, everyone voted for their favorite dish. As a true Métis, Peter Ducharme’s bannock won the culinary prize. Honorable mention went to Justin McCarville’s venison dish (better luck next year Terry).

All the interns look forward to the upcoming year. Work placements for the interns have been set up at the MNO’s Housing Branch in Thunder Bay. The interns are set to learn the administration side of housing through mentorship and on-the-job training.


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