I was born and raised in a farming community in Southern Alberta. Upon graduating from highschool, I attended Olds College where I completed their Crop Production Technology Program. For the next twelve years I applied this training to operating a dryland grain farming operation.
In late1991 I exited farming to pursue other interests. I was employed under contract for the next three years with the County of 40 Mile no. 8 coordinating their soil and water conservation programs.
Upon completion of my contract with the County in 1994, my family and I moved to Central Mexico where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations (Honours) at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla. We returned to Canada in June of 1998. We are currently living in Brooks, Alberta, Canada from where I am conducting my present job search.
I am interested in world development issues particularly in Latin America. Enhancing trade relations between Latin America and Canadian companies I believe is a viable approach to positively addressing many of these issues. Much of my life experience has been focused on agriculture, however, I feel that my skills and talents are readily transferable to many other areas.
I am highly organized, assertive and self-motivated. If I might be of service to you or someone you know please contact me by telephone or E mail.
ALAN DAVID SCHLACHTER
Brooks AB T1R 0L9 Telephone (403) 362-4635 Canada email@example.com
OBJECTIVE: International Development Role
Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations (Honours)
Highest GPA of graduating class
Thesis: The World Bank in Mexican Agriculture
Universidad de las Americas-Puebla Pue. Mexico Jan. 1995 to Jun. 1998.
Administrative Behavior Home-Study Course
University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton AB Canada. Sept. 1993 to Dec. 1993.
Course Work Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
University of Alberta, Edmonton AB Canada. Sep. 1982 to Dec.1982.
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB Canada. Jan. 1981 to Apr. 1981, Jan. 1982 to Apr. 1982.
Diploma in Crop Production Technology (With Distinction)
Highest GPA in Specialty and Highest GPA of all Agricultural Programs
Awarded two Alberta Wheat Pool Bursaries Olds College, Olds AB Canada. Sept. 1978 to Apr. 1980.
WORK HISTORY AND SKILLS (references available upon request)
Quality Control Dept.: Interpersonal communication skills
in a multicultural setting, conflict management.
Lakeside Packers, Brooks AB Canada. Sept. 1998 to Present.
Columnist: Weekly article relating the development of the New World Economy to the changing face of agriculture in Southern Alberta. Medicine Hat News, Medicine Hat AB Canada. Sept. 1998 to Present.
Graphic Designer (Term Position): Marketing of University programs through design of displays, brochures, information guides including original artwork using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand and traditional media to suit needs and expectations of client. International Affairs Office, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Pue. Mexico. Sept. 1997 to Mar. 1998.
Soils Technician (Contract Position): Responsible for designing, facilitating and documentation of all aspects of agricultural technology transfer activities. Customer service, budget, securing and maintaining sources of funding, on-farm, fair, and classroom presentations and displays, recruitment of cooperators and participants for applied research, special programs, demonstrations, and tours, weekly newspaper column, transfer and maintenance of conservation equipment. County of 40 Mile No. 8, Foremost AB Canada. Jan. 1992 to Dec. 1994.
Scouts Canada Venturer Advisor (Volunteer Position): Organization and leadership of goal-oriented weekly activities for group of young men ages 14-19. Bow Island AB Canada. Mar. 1992 to Jun. 1993.
Farmer: Owner/Operator of a 1240 acre dry-land grain operation. Interpersonal skills, public relations, creative problem solving, supervision of employees, accounting, budgets, dealing with all aspects of managing a business. Bow Island AB Canada. Jun. 1980 to Dec. 1992.
Language Skills:Fluent English and Spanish, French 50%
Computer Skills:PC and Apple Hardware and Software, Windows 95, MS Word, Powerpoint, Word Perfect, Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Freehand, Pagemill (construction of Web pages), Director, accounting and statistics software, scanner, FAX, photocopier, binding equipment.
Public Speaking: Guest speaker and competition judge:
formal training at
College and University levels.
Basic Electricity: Course at Olds College and practical farm experience.
Driving: Class Three Alberta license, experience with
tandem axle trucks,
light trucks, heavy equipment and motorcyles.
Jack of all trades: I can fix just about anything (welding,
carpentry, plumbing, gyp-rock, cement, mechanical repairs).
Butchering of beef animals and poultry: Course at Olds
practical farm experience.
Gardening: Home production and storage of fruit and vegetables.
Life Skills: Time management, finances and budgeting,
Volunteer Supervisor for youth group in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Sep.1996 to Aug. 1997.
Volunteer Supervisor Scouts Canada program. Bow Island AB Mar. 1992 to Jun. 1993.
Volunteer Group Leader, Boys and Girls Club, Olds AB 1979-1980 school year.
Member of Bow Island 4-H Beef Club, serving in all offices, attended Club Week 1977, public speaking awards and public speaking competition judge, exhibiting and production of beef animals.
Drawing(university courses), painting(water colour course), photography (formal college course), singing (university and church choirs).
Travel: Italy Apr. 1977, crossed Canada by train Nov. 1980, Belize and Guatemala by bus in 1986. I have been to a number of the US states and have visited nearly all of the states of Mexico in a series of one to three month winter visits which began in 1983, and during vacations while I and my family lived in Cholula for three and a half years.
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