|GDI Training & Employment Scholarship Recipiant
Program: Commissionaire Training
“GDI is there to help you throughout any course you are wanting to take, they will support you in any way possible.”
Hugh Campbell successfully completed the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Program to become a Commissionaire while balancing family and professional priorities. He first learned about the program during his time as President of the 106 Local Union in North Battleford. He worked with Sheila Pocha, an Employment Counsellor at the Gabriel Dumont Institute, to get the paperwork in order to attend the training and receive funding for his expenses. He said this support was particularly meaningful when his wife became ill while taking the course.
Hugh travelled every day from North Battleford to Saskatoon for training, a three-hour commute round trip. Then he would go to the hospital to visit his wife and support her in her time of need. He was under a lot of pressure to balance his family priorities with his career priorities, but he said knowing that GDI was there to support him and take away some of the financial pressure helped him persevere.
Today, Hugh is happy working as a Commissionaire at the hospital, and he hopes to continue his career there for many years to come. His advice for anyone else considering training for a new career, “GDI is there to help you throughout any course you are wanting to take, they will support you in any way possible”. He adds that that GDI helped him to reach his goals even when he thought it wouldn’t be possible on his own.
Bonn ouvraazh Hugh Campbell!