The Ontario College of Trades Builds Governance
TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario College of Trades Board of
Governors has chosen a Chair and a permanent Registrar-Chief Executive
Officer has been named.
In a significant step forward, the Board of Governors elected Ron
Johnson as their Chair.
Mr. Johnson is the Deputy Director of Interior Systems Contractors
Association of Ontario and the Interior Finishing Systems Training
He has been a strong advocate of apprenticeship training in the Province
of Ontario and forged strong relationships between labour and
management, and provided stakeholder input on apprenticeship reform to
industry and government. Mr. Johnson is also a former Member of
In the same week, Bob Guthrie has been brought on board to lead the
College's staff as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer for the
Mr. Guthrie is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan
Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, where he served for
seven years. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with trades
and apprenticeship, as well as an extensive knowledge of industry
standards and labour market needs.
Mr. Guthrie will assume his role full-time in the new year.
Ron Johnson, Chair, Ontario College of Trades, Board of Governors
stated, "As a group, the Board of Governors is ready to begin the work
in front of us. We consider it a big responsibility to stand as
representatives for our respective trades and for the trades community
as a whole. "
"What the College is setting out to do is ambitious and unique. I'm very
pleased to be a part of this progressive organization that will elevate
the Ontario's skilled trades to new heights, " says Bob Guthrie,
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Trades.
"These are signficant steps in the formation of the College," continued
The Ontario College of Trades represents more than 150 skilled trades
and 500,000 tradespersons and employers across the province.
When fully-operational, the College will:
Regulate persons practicing in skilled trades in Ontario and employers
who employ them;
Promote trades and apprenticeship;
Give the skilled trades sector ownership of decisions critical to their
practices and businesses
To learn more about the Ontario College of Trades, please visit our
SOURCE Ontario College of Trades
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