CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Sept. 18, 2013 – Over the next 21 weeks, a new information technology intern will help RDÉE Prince Edward Island to better advantage of various online tools – including its web sites and social media – to better promote its various projects, programs and activities.
Thanks to Innovation PEI’s and Industry Canada’s SYnC program, the RDÉE is benefitting from the services of Zoé Arsenault of Mont-Carmel, currently a student in Holland College’s Art Fundamentals program.
Arsenault, who is considering pursuing her studies in the area of graphic design, animation or 3D animation, got the bug for this field in her high school multimedia course at Evangeline School. Blessed with a good visual and technology sense, she developed a capacity to understand web site management to make them more user-friendly and visually attractive.
The intern will work 20 hours a week, while continuing her studies. Her first tasks will consist of examining and evaluating the RDÉE’s various websites (for projects and initiatives) and to recommend improvements on their presentation and content, along with suggestions on ways to reach a wider audience. She’ll do the same with the organization’s Facebook pages and Twitter account. She’ll also be asked to carry out a number of other tasks, including compiling statistics, updating lists and other similar duties.
Arsenault considers her RDÉE job as being “perfect to help me understand what I would like to do with my future in regards to employment”. She is excited about working with the RDÉE because she’ll get a chance to learn more about her field and will gain greater insight about the workplace in general.
She will work at the RDÉE’s Charlottetown office at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean.
Her supervisor Stephane Blanchard, youth development officer with the RDÉE, says he is impressed with Zoé’s level of enthusiasm. He’s convinced that over the next few months, the RDÉE should be able to better able to spread its message particularly online.
RDÉE PEI is the provincial francophone economic development council.
CUTLINE: Zoé Arsenault of Mont-Carmel has just started a new internship in information technology at RDÉE PEI’s Charlottetown office
For more information:
Youth Development Officer
RDÉE Prince Edward Islsand
(902) 370-7333, Ext. 402