Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 14, 2017

Provincial Government Announces Appointment to Private Training Corporation

The Provincial Government today announced the appointment of Ian Stokes to the Board of Directors of the Private Training Corporation to fulfill the remainder of a vacant three-year term expiring January 25, 2018.

Mr. Stokes was nominated by, and is appointed as the representative of, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Colleges. Biographical information is provided in the backgrounder below.

The Private Training Corporation was created to ensure that students attending private training institutions are protected in the event of a school closure. To achieve this, the corporation monitors the fiscal health of institutions and manages a Train Out Fund established in the Private Training Institutions Act. The purpose of the Train Out Fund is to ensure that, in the unfortunate event a private training institution closes, appropriate financial resources are available to enable affected students to complete their course of study.

“The Private Training Corporation’s work in monitoring the fiscal health of private training institutions is an important safeguard for students throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. I am very pleased that Ian Stokes will join the Board of Directors and help ensure the corporation continues to meet its mandate.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Biographical Information for Ian Stokes
Ian Stokes started his adult education career in 1994 with CompuCollege in St. John’s. In 1999, Mr. Stokes purchased the Stephenville franchise of CompuCollege. In 2015 the college partnered with Keyin College and is now part of the Keyin College organization.  As part of the Stephenville business community Mr. Stokes has been a President of the Caribou Curling Club, Vice President and Treasurer with Bay St. George Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Regional Economic Development Board, Treasurer of Harmon Seaside Links and a board member of the Bay St. George Community Employment Corporation and the West Coast director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Colleges. Currently, Mr. Stokes is the President of Stephenville Business Improvement Area. Mr. Stokes completed a Business Management diploma program from Keyin College in 1988 and a degree in Vocational Education (now Post-Secondary) from Memorial University in 1996.


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