Meet Me at the PMFRC

Meet Me at the PMFRC

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Introducing Claude Vallières

Name: Claude Vallières
Position: Database Administrator at the Petawawa Employment Office


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Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs that you are involved in.
How long have you worked for the PMFRC?

I have been the database administrator at the Employment Service office since December 2017.  Before that I did some administrative support on a casual basis.
 

My proudest moment is when a client comes in to say thank you, because the advice I offered helped them to find a job that they love.


Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)
I was born into a military family, I became a military wife and most recently became a military mom. Believe it or not, all three branches are represented in this family…ground, air and navy.
 
What can people expect to see when they first meet you?

People can expect a friendly smile and a helping hand.  I will go out of my way to help others.
 
What is your favourite part about working for the PMFRC?

My favourite part is the opportunity to interaction with different people.
 
What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?

My proudest moment is when a client comes in to say thank you, because the advice I offered helped them to find a job that they love.
 
Where are you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here?

My husband and I moved from Brighton to Petawawa 3 years ago.
 
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?

Get out and explore the area, you never know what will turn up…. people , places opportunities.
 
What is your favourite thing about living in the area? What is your favourite thing to do in the winter? The summer?

My favorite thing about living in Petawawa has got to be boating on the river. I will admit that I do miss the snow and downhill skiing on the mountains in Quebec.
 
Leave us with a few words of wisdom -- what is your favourite quote?

I am not sure who said it, but my favourite quote is:  “Leadership is not about being the best.  Leadership is about making everyone else better.”