Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission


Meloche soaking up the experience at Dable Advisory and Consulting Services
March 14, 2024

Workforce Development Client Spotlight

Carsyn Meloche has spent the past year working at Dable Advisory and Consulting Services. “I enjoy multiple aspects of my job, but one of the most enjoyable is the access to experienced professionals willing to provide guidance and leadership in projects I am working on,” Meloche said. “As a young employee, it is valuable to know that I have supervisors I can rely on should I have any questions or concerns to complete my work.” She said that she also enjoys the ‘small work environment and flexibility to work remotely.’

 Meloche has an impressive educational resume.“I graduated from the Desautles Faculty of Management at McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2023 with a concentration in Strategic Management and a minor in Psychology,” she explained. “Prior to completing this degree at McGill, I received a Diploma of Collegial Studies for the Commerce program at Dawson College.” The 23-year-old Kahnawa’kehró:non recently helped organize the charity golf tournament for the Club 24 Athletics Foundation, which raised approximately $72,000 to benefit young athletes in the community.

“In the past, I’ve also worked at multiple organizations in Kahnawà:ke, including the Kahnawà:ke Youth Center as a summer camp day counsellor, Step By Step as a classroom assistant, and the Kanawaki Golf Club as a waitress,” Meloche said. She said that she has had to overcome hurdles in both education and her career. “Throughout my educational and work experience, a hurdle I’ve had to overcome is acclimating to unfamiliar environments, whether that be within a new school or new workplace,” Meloche said. “It can be intimidating starting at a new school, meeting a new work team, or beginning a new job. Throughout my career, it has been important for me to expose myself to these situations in order to grow as an adult and improve my professional skills, such as verbal and written communication, project governance and working in a team.”

She said that Tewatohnhi’saktha helped her achieve her goals by providing consistent updates concerning initiatives applicable to her as a student. “Throughout my academic career, I was always informed on available trainings or workshops offered by Tewatohnhi’saktha, any registration required to continue receiving financial aid and job development opportunities,” Meloche said. “As a summer student, I relied on Tewatohnhi’saktha’s employment opportunities to discover available jobs within the community and gain work experience during school breaks.” Because of all that, Meloche would gladly recommended Tewatohnhi’saktha’s services and assistance to other community members. “Especially students obtaining their higher education,” she added.

Whatever the future holds, one thing is certain: the sky is the limit for Meloche. “Five years down the road, I imagine that I will be further along in my career as a management consultant and hope to use my time working professionally to gain an understanding of where I’d most like to focus my efforts within the business field,” she said. “Once I’m able to gather this experience, my goal is to go back to school for further qualifications and more in-depth education of my chosen career path.”

by Jordan Standup, Freelance Writer