The 2023 Green Dream team is ready to hit the ground running!

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The Green Dream Internship Program was created by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to showcase the perspectives of young people working in Canada’s vibrant forest products sector.

The program also highlights our industry’s sustainable practices as well as the range of dynamic, diverse and rewarding careers available.  

Two of this year’s 15 Green Dream Interns are joining Resolute operations: Marie-Pascale Allard (Kénogami paper mill) and Philippe Gaudreault (Dolbeau paper mill). Three other interns, Jocelyn Ertl, Marlies Ilott and Amanda Pacholczak, were assigned to Resolute’s former Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill, recently acquired by an affiliate of Atlas Holdings.They will join the other Green Dream winners in blogging about their on-the-job experiences, and receive $1,000 at the end of the summer in recognition of their efforts. FPAC received many enthusiastic applications for the program. Winners were chosen for their creativity, responsibility and passion for forestry.

Marie-Pascale Allard, Kénogami paper mill, Quebec

Marie-Pascale is 19 years old and is working as a human resources trainee at Resolute Forest Products Kénogami mill. She is currently studying industrial relations at Laval University. Marie-Pascale is an outgoing person who likes to get moving! She is passionate about downhill skiing, running and the outdoors. She loves spending time with family, whether at the family farm, camping, or just enjoying a good meal!

Marie-Pascale chose to do her internship in the forestry sector to gain experience in an environment focused on work relations and health and safety. She is thrilled to be able to develop professionally in a forestry company with values she can identify with, such as Resolute Forest Products. Marie-Pascale is convinced that this experience will enable her to be a human resources co-advisor who stands out!

“I feel very fortunate to be able to participate in this program! It’s gratifying to know that it recognizes trainees from the forestry sector.”

Philippe Gaudreault, Dolbeau paper mill, Quebec

Philippe is a Mechanical Engineering student. He believes the internship will provide him with the skills required to become a Mechanical Engineer by trade. Problem-solving, design and creation are all directly linked to the training. In this profession, there are several paths that can lead to this training. For his part, he opted for the mechanical engineering technique which has enabled him to acquire knowledge not only as a technician, but also as a future engineer. Philippe is a very resourceful person who likes to learn new things every day. He likes competitive sports, but what gives him the most pleasure is working as part of a team to achieve the desired goals. He loves the forest and recreational activities. Finally, Philippe has several ideas about what he’d like to do after his studies. He has loved mechanics ever since he was young, but what Philippe dreamt about most is the world of aircraft. Aviation mechanics has always been something he found extremely interesting as well as the world of snowmobiling.

“Since the summer of 2021, I’ve been working as a mechanical engineering trainee at Resolute Forest Products. I work at the Dolbeau pulp mill as a planning trainee and mechanical supervisor. My work experience includes personnel management, project management and machine shutdown planning. This has enabled me to acquire knowledge related to my current training, but also to learn more about wood processing. What’s more, this work experience has shown me just how much I like this type of job and has given me the motivation to continue my progress as a mechanical engineering student. As a result, this dream internship program will enable me to express my knowledge of wood products and pass it on to other young people looking for internships in this field.”Look out for posts by the Green Dream team on Facebook and LinkedIn starting next week. Congratulations to all the 2023 Green Dream Interns!

Look out for posts by the Green Dream team on Facebook and LinkedIn starting next week. Congratulations to all the 2023 Green Dream Interns!

Source: The Resolute Blog