Nelson came to Level IT Up as a recent graduate of Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology’s Certificate program in Network and Computer Technology. With his previous work experience in the Geek Squad and as a Courtesy Clerk at Safeway/Sobeys, Nelson no only brought with him the technical skills needed for work in the tech sector, but also had great soft skills related to working with others. Through the training and assessment process, Nelson showed a strong preference for work in an environment where there are clear, concrete and concise expectations and instructions and worked very well in group settings.

As Nelson completed his training and assessment, an interesting opportunity for work at Parian Logistics came forward which required strong attention to detail, cooperating and collaborating with others, and troubleshooting hardware and logistical issues. During the walking interview, Nelson was able to spot and correct one of the problems on the floor and impressed those who were both interviewing and meeting him for the first time.

Nelson was hired and began work almost immediately. He continues to showcase his attention to detail, unique problem solving abilities and collaborative nature. Parian Logistics has also proved itself to be an rewarding and supportive work environment where employee needs are anticipated and addressed swiftly and employee engagement is of the utmost importance. Our thanks to Melissa Yankoski, HR Generalist at Parian Logistics, who has been a great contact and champion of workplace diversity. And congratulations to Nelson for his ongoing success at Parian!