Featured Member: Trudi Webster

Full Name: Trudi Webster

Alternate and way-more-accurate name: Self-declared “Grandma SUTIL”

These are a few of my favourite things:

  • CATS
  • Sewing and creative endeavours
  • Books: “The Grapes of Wrath” and “The Pearl”; both by John Steinbach

Trudi Webster has fulfilled her current role as Recruitment and Development Coordinator for five years, however, it is not to be understated that she has worked at Cumberland College for a grand total of 23 years!

Despite describing herself as “deficient in the talent area”, Trudi loves sewing, and has been keeping herself occupied lately by making 40+ cloth masks to give to my family and friends, with the current goal of perfecting a scrub cap pattern that will accommodate long hair. Trudi considers time a blessing (a true statement to the type of person Trudi is by the way), and said that if she never needed to sleep, she would “read for pleasure, research my ancestry and eventually settle down and write that novel that’s been dancing around in my head since I was a child”.

It is without a doubt that Trudi is well suited to her role at Cumberland College, and we feel very fortunate to have such a warmhearted individual on our team. She shared that in grade one, a teacher referred to her as a “little chatterbox” and while Trudi knows that this was not expressed with any ill-intent, she likes to think that “doing recruitment presentations and talking to potential students about career choices allows me to channel my chatterbox tendency in a constructive way”. Ultimately, grandma SUTIL leaves us with these final words of wisdom regarding education, and encourages students to “Think of education as building blocks. Start with a good foundation based on something you enjoy/are good at and then build upon that. You just never know where life will take you!”.

Testimonials

Even though I am over a half a Century old, I have been inspired by the group to go for higher education. I have applied to the University of Regina and I got accepted. I plan on taking classes there and there and I pray and hope I will be successful to obtain two more degrees before I reach age 55. I want to be a role model for the students, my family, and the community. Before retiring I will tackle Masters.

Jimmy Charles
Stanley Mission Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial High School

I really appreciate the SUTIL group and connections of associate members.  This makes planning a career day so much easier.  Thank you!

Shelly Fransoo
John Paul II Collegiate

Great Opportunity to allow students and parents to get the information from the institutions themselves.

John Svenson
Melville Comprehensive

Fantastic service to students in remote areas many of whom are not exposed to their opportunities in life.

Clarence Neault
Senator Myles Venne School

Was a great morning!  Kids were highly engaged and had the opportunity to see a lot of options for post secondary!

Michelle Wolf
Carnduff Education Complex

Easy to plan. Great opportunity for students! Presenters were excellent and engaging. I thought it was great. Good diversity of options for students. Awesome!

Jeff Pederson
Aden Bowman

The event is very well organized and provides students with a great student:presenter ratio.

Darin Faubert
Wadena Composite

Looking forward to having you come again next year.

Ryan Johnson
Davidson and Kenaston School

The SUTIL Booths Only event allows students and parents/guardians to connect with recruiters from a wide variety of institutions and receive pertinent information firsthand in a relaxed atmosphere.

Donna Bouchard
Marion M. Graham Collegiate

I appreciate the ease of planning this event. Communication was excellent and efficient.  I love the SWAG that students and I get.

Bonnie Baron-Williams
Thom Collegiate

I appreciate all of the communication from the institutes ! Everything is well organized! Thanks!

Kipp Bayer
Sturgis Composite School

Happy Friday the 13th of December,

Thank you for The SUTIL Scoop and the SUTIL team visit at Rhoda Hardlotte Keethanow High School in Northern Saskatchewan. I noticed some of the team members were into Volleyball during the noon hour. Maybe that is how the team works; to have fun and to laugh and to warm up before presenting to the students and staff. Great Team! Thank you once again, SUTIL Team.

Jimmy Charles
Guidance Counselor-Stanley Mission

Hi Linda and Cheryl,

Thank you on behalf of Nutana Collegiate for bringing your event to our students. I have been hearing nothing but positive feedback in the building since this morning. Being new in the career facilitator role in my building, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for having such a well-organized and easy (from the host school perspective) event to offer to my students. All of the hard work that you have put in is much appreciated. I look forward to future events.

Shona Iverson-Career Facilitator
Nutana Collegiate

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