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October 15, 2021

Anthony Ehirim, McCain Foods Canada

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.


Job title:

Process Control Engineer

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:

Become a drawing artist

The skills I rely on most in my role: 

In my Process Control role, I work with several other team members to improve our overall production performance. This is why I need to be a team player, have effective communication skills, be open minded to learn from my team members, be a problem solver and most importantly be able to inspire team members by showing good leadership skills.

Q: What did it take to get to the career you have now? Do you have any tips for an aspiring engineer?

A:  Perseverance, focus and the right attitude!
 
The journey to my current career path presented several challenges, which required some decision making. While some choices I made were the right ones, other choices led to unfavorable outcomes. Despite some setbacks and disappointments, I kept on working hard and trying again.
 
Maintaining the right attitude and setting my focus on my end goal reminded me that whatever disappointment I was going through was temporary, and so long as I kept moving in the right direction, I would eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel.
 
As an aspiring engineer I would encourage you not to be afraid of making mistakes.
 
Do not let failure get to your heart and do not let success get to your head. With perseverance, focus and the right attitude you can achieve your goal.
 
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