Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 25, 2017
Minister Byrne Announces Appointments to Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board
The Provincial Government today announced 10 appointments to the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The appointments were recommended through the Independent Appointments Commission.
The following individuals have been re-appointed to the board for three-year terms:
- David Harris as Chair
- Craig Randell as Employer Representative
- Karen Rowe as At-Large Representative
- Karen Walsh as At-Large Representative
The following individuals are appointed to the board for three-year terms:
- Amanda Cull as Employee Representative
- Geordie Walsh as Employee Representative
- Jennifer Hillier as Alternate Employer Representative
- Joann Greeley as Employer Representative
- Tyson Hedge as Alternate Employee Representative
- Mona Morrow as Alternate At-Large Representative
The Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board is responsible for setting policies to implement the Apprenticeship and Certification Training Act, accrediting institutions to deliver apprenticeship programs, designating occupations for apprenticeship, establishing a Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for each designated occupation, establishing examination committees to conduct practical examinations for apprentices and trade qualifiers, and providing advice to the Provincial Government on labour market matters related to training and certification.
The Independent Appointments Commission was established to create a merit-based process for appointments to agencies, boards and commissions to make certain the process for appointing individuals to agencies, boards and commissions is open and transparent.
“The Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board has a broad mandate that covers many aspects of apprenticeship training and certification in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is always a pleasure to appoint such qualified, experienced members and I look forward to seeing their positive contributions to this important and capable board.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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Biographical Information for Appointees to Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board
David Harris of Labrador City is a superintendent with the Iron Ore Company of Canada, overseeing the development and delivery of apprenticeship and training. He is also an active member of Skills Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador’s Board of Directors.
Craig Randell of Corner Brook is President of Vision Electric Ltd. and has experience in the skilled trades, including past service on the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board.
Karen Rowe of Grand Falls-Windsor is an instructor in the Instrumentation and Control Technician program at College of the North Atlantic and has experience in the skilled trades, policy/planning, and education.
Karen Walsh of Mount Pearl is Executive Director of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and works to create partnerships with unions, colleges, industry employers, and government to support women working in the skilled trades. Ms. Walsh has additional experience in education and social issues.
Amanda Cull of Bonavista recently served as Commissioning Support Electrician with Wood Group Cahill. With expertise in the skilled trades and education, she has also served on numerous provincial boards for the past 15 years.
Geordie Walsh of Corner Brook is an instructor at College of the North Atlantic in the Electrical (Construction/Industrial) field and holds two Red Seal certificates in Construction Electrician and Automotive Service Technician. Mr. Walsh has over 20 years of experience in the trades and is in the process of completing a degree in post-secondary education at Memorial University.
Jennifer Hillier of Green’s Harbour employs journeypersons and apprentices at AirCo Sheetmetal Inc. and has experience in the skilled trades, education, and child services. Ms. Hillier is especially passionate about education, including apprenticeship training and certification.
Joann Greeley of St. John’s owns and operates her own electrical business, Joann Greeley Electric. A Red Seal electrician, Ms. Greeley has worked on major natural resource projects in Newfoundland and Labrador and served on various boards and advisory panels.
Tyson Hedge of Labrador City is currently an employee of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and has extensive experience in the electrical and instrumentation field, earning a Red Seal in both. Mr. Hedge also has experience training electricians.
Mona Morrow of Paradise has considerable experience in education and the skilled trades, having worked as a teacher, literacy specialist, and training advisor.
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