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The Centre for Skills Development & Training’s Board of Directors is a group of dedicated individuals committed to ensuring The Centre’s services meet the needs of its diverse clientele and are reflective of a changing environment.

David Euale
President of the Board
David Euale

Director of Education
The Halton District School Board

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    David has been involved in education for over 35 years, as a teacher, a principal, a superintendent and for the past four years as the Director of Education for Halton District School Board. Prior to coming to Halton he was Director of Student Success/Learning to 18, Implementation, Training and Evaluation for the Ministry of Education.

    David’s priority throughout his career has been to help students graduate, and he has been at the forefront of such initiatives as Student Success, Credit Recovery and the Specialist High School Major.

Allison Consoli

Alison Consoli

The Halton District School Board

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    Allison Consoli is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.

    After a number of years working as an external auditor at a C.A. firm and Internal Auditor at McMaster University, Allison began her career working as Manager of Accounting at the Halton District School Board in June 1991.

    In 2010, Allison moved to her current position as Manager of Accounting, New Initiatives and Ancillary Operations where she is responsible for introducing new technologies and procedures to bring efficiencies to financial processes.

    Allison has been a member of the Board of Directors at The Centre for Skills Development & Training as well as a financial resource to Centre Staff since 2010.

Ron Harper

Ron Harper

Cogent Power Inc.

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    Bio coming soon…
Anne‐Marie Harte

Anne-Marie Harte

Stanmech Technologies Inc.

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    Anne-Marie joined STANMECH Technologies Inc. at the beginning of 2010 as General Manager. At STANMECH, Anne-Marie is responsible for day to day operations as well as looking for growth opportunities. STANMECH Technologies offers solutions to its customers based on the precise application of heat and air and services in a wide variety of sectors, from commercial roofing and flooring installation to manufacturing of all types.

    Before joining STANMECH, Anne-Marie worked at the Ontario Centres of Excellence in Business Development, for ADP Canada to establish and lead the Market Research group and Cymat Technologies as the Director of R&D and Application Development.

    Anne-Marie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Engineering Physics. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Cambridge University and continued with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship before returning to Canada. She also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

    Anne-Marie is the past chair of the Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network. The GHMN’s mandate is to foster collaboration and innovation in the Golden Horseshoe manufacturing community.

Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey

Halton Industry Education Council

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    Kelly Hoey has been the Executive Director of the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) for the past 12 years. HIEC, which has been in existence since 1989, is one of 15 industry education councils in the Province of Ontario that are committed to advancing cooperation between business and education in support of workforce and economic development.

    Kelly is passionate about extending learning beyond the classroom and has been a champion for helping business see the benefit of becoming actively involved in helping youth make informed career decisions through experiential learning. Throughout her 22 years at HIEC, Kelly has designed, developed and implemented career education programs for more than 100,000 elementary and secondary students in Halton.

    Kelly and her team at HIEC have most recently been involved in the creation of the – an online community connecting employers and tomorrow’s workforce through experiential learning. Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, this innovative initiative provides a central place for employers to express their interest in experiential learning and provides the assistance employers need to welcome students into their workplace.

    Kelly takes great pride in working in partnership with employers, community agencies and all levels of government. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Yves Landry Foundation and on the Board for The Centre for Skills Development & Training. Kelly is the author of the textbook Careers 10 for the Grade 10 Career Studies Course, a compulsory course for all Ontario Secondary School Students.  In recent years, Kelly’s focus has been on harnessing technology to connect stakeholders and build community capacity.

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

The Halton District School Board

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    Bruce Smith is the Chief Information Officer for the Halton District School Board.  His portfolios include Information and Communication Technology, Library Services, Customer Service and Content/Records Management.

    Bruce is a Professional Engineer and graduate of McMaster University with a Bachelors of Computer Engineering 1983. He has worked in industry for four years and the education sector for over 26 years.

    As a community member of The Centre’s Board, he strongly supports the centres mission and dedication to serving those seeking assistance. He is very active in his Church community and is a running enthusiast.

Alice Strachan

Alice Strachan

The Halton District School Board

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    Alice Strachan became a Trustee of the Halton District School Board in June 2012. She represents Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 Halton Hills. Alice has three children, two of whom have graduated from Georgetown District High School and one who is entering Grade 9 in the fall of 2013.

    Alice works as a Quality Improvement Coach with Health Quality Ontario as well as running her own consulting business, which focuses on facilitation and training. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and certification as an Improvement Advisor from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in Boston MA. She is also a Certified Professional Facilitator and also is enrolled in Dispute Resolution certification at York University.

    Alice’s leisure time is spent either walking her two Golden Retrievers or watching her kids participate in the many activities they’re involved in. She is a lifelong resident of Georgetown and is also currently President of the Georgetown Soccer Club.

Lucy Veerman

The Halton District School Board

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    Bio coming soon…

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