Volunteer of the Month - January 2015
Congratulations to Niku Solanki for being selected the Volunteer of the Month!
Niku volunteers as a mentor with ISC’s Integrated Mentorship program (IMP). The IMP is a mentorship program offered by Immigrant Services Calgary that seeks to connect professionally qualified skilled Immigrants with established Canadian professionals in their respective fields of expertise and to empower them with the skills and knowledge necessary to find gainful employment in their fields.
Niku began his career in Tanzania as a banker and then held various positions such as Head of Foreign operation, Head of Treasury.
When he arrived in Calgary with his wife and two children, he looked for a job that would help him gain Canadian workplace experience. He found employment at Wal-Mart and stayed there for three years. He finally got a break through in the financial sector in 2006 as a Financial Services Manager followed by Small business banker and now a Branch Manage at the Bank of Montreal.
He decided to volunteer with the IMP Niku explains “My aim and goal is to help and assist individual in building their Financial Career and overcoming their fear when approaching interview and boosting their morale and confidence. I just love working with ISC and IMP in making a difference in people’s lives. I am also proud that ISC exists and for giving me an opportunity to help. A big “Thank you” to ISC and Jeremy; IMP Facilitator, and let us continue in building a strong Calgary, Alberta and Canada”.
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