Sam Howe

Sam Howe, Thales Canada Inc.

VOBC Manager, System Software

“Having gone through the co-op program myself when I attended university, I truly believe that hiring students for my department benefits both parties – the employer gets someone who is enthusiastic and eager to learn and perform, while the student gains new technical knowledge and helps to contribute to the overall objectives of the department.   I have hired students over the last few years and they have all performed fantastically, including Shirley; she has been able to quickly pick up the tools we use and contribute to their enhancements, as well as starting the development of a new automated testing tool.  Shirley demonstrated the traits that I think are more important than knowledge of any specific programming language –enthusiasm,  ability to learn quickly, and good problem solving skills. Having students work in my department has been a very positive experience for myself and my staff.”