While many students were off enjoying their well earned spring break, one local Golden Secondary School student was working towards her future goals at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.
Grade 11 GSS student, Krista Pearson, is 16-years-old and has been working at the Chamber since the middle of February. She will continue putting in time until June 1.
“I worked in the fast-food industry for two years and learned about what it was like dealing with customers all the time. Now I wanted to try something that not every teenager does,” Pearson said. “It was great working there but this is a different atmosphere.”
Ruth Hamilton is the manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce office. She said she was very impressed with Pearson when she came in for her interview.
“What I liked about what she said is that she is looking at setting her long term goals. She wanted to look forward to build her skills,” Hamilton said.
Some of her duties at the chamber include working on the website while also learning how to do bookkeeping.
After she graduates, Pearson hopes to move in the direction of becoming a pharmacist.
“I wanted something on my resume that wasn’t like what every other kid might have. I know this is a really good job and will help build my resume,” Pearson said. “I really like that I am accomplishing things and that makes me feel good.”
The project is part of a school works program through the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.