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UGDSB Cooperative Education Employer of the Week (May 16, 2022)

May 16, 2022

Each week, the Upper Grand District School Board highlights a different employer or organization in our community that supports Upper Grand students through cooperative education.

Marc Boisvenue has owned Marc’s Valu-Mart since 2002.  Marc’s Valu-Mart is a very active partner in the community of Erin.  They sponsor events and run food drives for the local Food Bank, as well as providing space for the Firefighters Barbeque every fall.  

Marc and his team are also active participants in our UGDSB Cooperative Education program. Coop students are welcomed there, and become part of the grocery team that keeps the packaged food, dairy and frozen foods stocked. Students learn crucial time management skills as they follow a strict plan of resetting shelves and sections.  To help them with their tasks, the students learn to use equipment such as pump jacks to move the skids, the cardboard crusher to get rid of all the boxes, trolleys to move boxes and ladders and stools to help reach the higher areas. Many students have noted that the work environment there is very welcoming, with the managers modeling strong teamwork and communication skills. 

The UGDSB would like to thank Marc and his Marc’s Valu-Mart staff for their long-time support of our Co-operative Education programs, and we look forward to our continued partnership.

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