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Ontario College of Trades seeks regulator

June 2, 2011  By Ontario College of Trades

June 2, 2011 – Ontario's newest and largest self-regulatory College has launched a search for a permanent Registrar. The Ontario College of Trades was established by Ontario law in 2009 and is set to become fully operational in 2012, serving upwards of 500,000 members working in the province's more than 150 skilled trades. The board of governors is currently looking for a dynamic, experienced registrar to lead the college as it regulates and promotes the skilled trades in Ontario to employers, tradespeople, apprentices, and consumers.

"The Ontario College of Trades will ensure that Ontario's tradespeople
and apprentices benefit from the highest standards in the areas of
regulation, safety, education and certification," says Rod Cameron, chair of the Interim Board of Governors and Appointments Council for the
Ontario College of Trades. "It's the first self-regulatory body for the
trades in Canada. It will also have the largest membership of any
provincial regulatory college in the country."
The registrar for the Ontario College of Trades will be responsible for
leading the modernization of the province's apprenticeship and skilled
trades system, putting skilled tradespeople on a similar professional
footing with teachers, doctors and nurses, who have their own
professional regulatory colleges. "The College offers the opportunity to
communicate in new ways about the value of the skilled trades to
Ontario," Cameron says. "We're looking for someone with the experience
and vision to take this incredible opportunity and capitalize on it."
The search will appeal to applicants from Ontario's four trade
sectors – construction, industrial, motive power and service – with
experience in management in both union and non-union settings. The
College's Board of Governors will be considering candidates based on
expertise in stakeholder relations, business strategies and operational
planning, corporate organization and leadership, financial planning and
management, progress reporting and customer communication.
"The role of the registrar for the Ontario College of Trades is vital
and comprehensive," says Patrick Rowan, partner at the executive search
firm Feldman Daxon Partners. "Reporting to the college's board of governors, the selected individual will champion and guide the college
to provide strategic leadership to a brand new entity."
The registrar will lead and co-ordinate Ontario College of Trades
strategies in partnership with government objectives, initiate and
motivate multiple sectors and instill and inspire staff commitment to
exemplary performance and service delivery.
In addition, the College will be seeking other personnel in the areas of
communications, corporate services and member service in advance of the
organization's public launch later in 2012.
Feldman Daxon Partners, a recruitment firm, is accepting applications for the new registrar on behalf of the College.
 To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to

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