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October 20, 2023

Meet Nour - Explore Green Careers Participant

Nour was an Environmental student at the University of British Columbia when she joined Prince’s Trust Canada’s Discover Green Careers program in 2021. As a third-year student, Nour understood skill-based training tailored toward urban forestry as an essential addition to her academic education. “I believe many universities don’t provide students with the practical and hands-on set of skills that majority of green jobs in the market might actually be looking for,” explains Nour. 

PTC’s programming helped push beyond the walls of the classroom and build upon Nour’s theoretical knowledge of environmentalism with practical, career-oriented training and mentorship. “Because, for me, school alone wasn’t really enough to fulfil all the knowledge and skills that I’m eager to gain in this field. Prince's Trust Canada is definitely the right place to find training” says Nour. 

But it’s not just the training Nour found valuable, it was also the support network: “The program equips students with the resilience they need to successfully pursue a green career with confidence and devotion,” explains Nour. 

After the program, Nour felt confident about the various opportunities to work in the sustainability sector, whether in research, technology, or physical work. “It was enlightening and insightful to reflect upon those avenues and think about what I see myself doing in the foreseeable future.” 

Fast forward to 2023, Nour is a certified arborist with a Bachelor of Urban Forestry and a Bachelor of Sciences in Architecture working at an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver. Nour is pursuing the field of arboriculture to be the voice of nature, and to learn how to protect the resilient trees and the life they sustain within our dense urban cities.

PTC career exploration programs are designed to create opportunities for young jobseekers to learn about new possibilities and see themselves in specific career sectors. See what’s coming up here Explore Careers with Prince's Trust Canada.