Lisa Froemmel, owner of Pet Palace on the left, is shown
with, Janeen Guenette, a Co-op student who has been working every
afternoon from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the store since September 2005. Her
last day was to be January 26, 2006.
Janeen graduated from Grade 12 at Confederation Secondary School in
June 2005, but like so many of her peers, decided to return for a 5th year
to take several other courses, and in Janeen's case, get some practical
experience through the school's coop program.
"I would like to give recognition and credit to the entire staff
at Pet Palace and thank them for taking me for my coop course,"
stated Janeen. "This has been a wonderful experience that I would
recommend to all high school students when they are in Grade 11 or
Janeen will be attending the Cambrian College Building Bridges Coop
Program in September.
"I love animals," explained Janeen when asked why she wanted
to work at Pet Palace. "I've owned 6 hamsters, 6 birds, 3 rats, and
tons of fish. Besides, the store is within walking distance of my home and
Lisa has known me since I was very young."
Co-op students are expected to perform all of the duties and
responsibilities of a regular staff member, while under the supervision of
the staff. Therefore, Janeen not only had a chance to work with the
animals, she was also very helpful with customers and learned everything
there is to know about running a retail pet store.