Meet Najet Saba
Q. How long have you worked at SECC?
A. 12 years & 4 months 🙂
Q. What do you remember about your first day?
A. Debbie Daher singing in her office with the radio cranked up…lol, and I thought to myself this is going to be a “Cool Place” to work.
Q. What is the highlight of your career here at SECC?
A. When I became an Employment Counselor for the first time. I wanted to help the youth at the time (Job Connect days) to pursue their goals as when I first started here at SECC my former Employment Counselor didn’t give up on me. I learned so much from everyone.
Q. What is your favorite song of all time?
A. I don’t have one in particular because I love different types music from hip hop, rock, etc. Just crank the music and I will be dancing away.
Q. Name one thing on your bucket list.
A. I don’t have a bucket list but what I can say is that I am trying to live in the moment and go with the flow—I am so random and last minute that there is no list for me. If I feel like doing something I’ll do it including my travels. I may book on Monday and leave on Friday…that’s how I roll.
Q. Who was the one person who had the greatest impact on you and why?
A. My mother— She came to Canada at the age of 16 years old not knowing anyone and raised us with what she knew and never failed to stop providing for us. To me she is a strong, beautiful woman, with a heart of gold and I hope one day if I become a mother I hope to have at least half of what my mom is.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A teacher who helped the poor
Q. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
A. There are many things I do want to learn but the main one is to work on my car (mechanically).
Q. What was the greatest meal you have ever eaten?
A. 5 course tapas (Asian Infused—Seafood) at Wolfgang Puck in Dallas, Texas—it was worth every penny!
Q. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you going to go?
A. Maldives—where I can be surrounded by water and sun all day long. “Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world.” I just need my floater and a glass of wine… 🙂
Q. If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
A. 25 years old—Because I am not too young and I know I won’t get old—Just enjoying my prime time and I can travel abroad more often with less fear.
If you’re looking for work or going back to school, contact Najet and her colleagues in Employment & Training Services and they can help! Call 519-326-8629 to book an appointment.