Trade Advisory Committees

TACs (Provincial)

Trade Advisory Committees (TACs) are PROVINCIAL ad-hoc advisory committees established by the Apprenticeship Board in accordance with the Operating Charter of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. TACs advise the Board concerning policy, regulations and other matters specific to a trade(s), or on any matter assigned to the TACs relating to the apprenticeship and trades qualifications system.

Current TACs Current TACs

 Automobile Insurance Appraiser Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Dennis Burke (Chair) Canavans Central Appraisal
Derek Covey Covey’s Auto Recyclers Ltd.
Boyd Greene DR Hayman Insurance
Larry James Fix Auto New Glasgow
Shannon Trites Automotive Sector Council

 Automotive Service Technician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Shannon Trites (Chair) Automotive Sector Council
Scott Blakeney Blaikies Dodge
Glenn Alan Cutting Canadian Tire Corp.
Craig Ruggles European Auto Services Inc.

 Bricklayer Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Joey Hawkins Skilled Masons & Restoration Inc.
Scott Miller Miller Masonry Ltd.
James Moore International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Les Turner Donegal Masonry
Aaron O'Brien J. Peach Masonry Ltd.
James Bond Shaw Brick
John Deleski Thermal Refractories

 Carpenter Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Michael Montgomery (Chair) Atlantic Home Builder and Renovation Sector Council
Alex Arsenault Carpenters Union, Local 1588
Mike Clements Ocean Contractors Ltd.
Karen Slaunwhite Nova Scotia Home Builders Association
Joe Aitkens Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers
Ben Stokdijk J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Ltd.
Scott Keeping Member-at-large

 Construction Electrician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Barnaby McHarg (Chair) Member-at-large
Matt Andrea IBEW, Local 625
Kevin Ashley Rockingham Electric Limited
Don Cameron Expert Electric and Alarm, Merit Contractor’s Association
Jack Penny Company Owner/Operator
Brian Tobin IBEW, Local 1852

 Cook Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Alan Crosby (Chair) White Point Beach Resort
Edmond Evong Member-at-Large
Cheryl Gaudet Nova Scotia Health Authority
Julie Marks Italian Market
Keith O'Brien Offshore Catering
Daniel Orovec Atlantica Hotel

 Elevating Device Mechanic Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Patrick O’Neill (Chair) Canadian Elevator Industry Educational Program (CEIEP)
Ward Dicks International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 125
Fred Farrugia Vertical Transport Elevator Consulting Limited
Ryan Ferris CKG Elevator
Andrew Gilby CKG Elevator
Todd MacPhee Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Canada) Ltd.
Jeff Richard Otis Elevator

 Farm Technician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Kimberly Stokdijk (Chair) Stokdijk Greenhouses Ltd.
Denise Bekkers Strait Regional Centre for Education
Angus Ells Bragg Lumber Company
Matthew Harrison Self-employed Farmer
V. Gordon Jackson Self-employed Farmer
Lauchie MacEachern Folly River Farms Limited
Henry Vissers NS Federation of Agriculture

 Hairstylist Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Jon MacNeil (Chair) Cape Breton
Tanya Baker First Choice Haircutters
Tracey Crawley Dartmouth
Iris Harnish South Shore
Dana Sharkey Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
Tracy Samson Cape Breton Business College

 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Joey MacDougall (Chair) Atlantic Cat
Michael Connors Municipal Contracting Ltd.
Dave Goswell Atlantic Cat
David Rossiter Nova Truck Centres Ltd.
Morgan Salsman VanOostrum Farm Equipment
Kevin Steele Memorial Composite High School
Tim Morash Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

 Industrial Electrician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Darrell Bond Kentz
Liz Cummings Member-at-large
Kyle Gillis Nova Scotia Power
Edward MacNeil Member-at-large
Tony Sampson Marine Manufacturing Initiative

 Mine Electrician Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Wayne Scheller (Chair) Kameron Coal
Michael MacDonald Self-employed
Neil McDonald DND Cape Scott
John Penson Kameron Coal
Brian Tobin IBEW, Local 1852
Brandon Murphy Kameron Coal
Peter Timmerman Kameron Coal

 Plumber Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Bradley Campbell AB Mechanical Ltd.
Robert Corlett J.C. Mechanical Contractors Ltd.
Michael Doyle UA Local 56
Brendon O'Brien CBVRSB
Alex Pendergast Air Swift
Ryan Skinner UA Local 56
Joe Stone Stone Bros. Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

 Steamfitter/Pipefitter Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Tim Boudreau Allsteel Coatings Ltd.
Tom Burke AMEC Black & McDonald
James Kevin Hardy Nova Scotia Health Authority
Darren Muise UA Local 56
Greg Pope UA Local 56

 Truck and Transport Mechanic Terms of Reference

Member Representing
Mike Legresley Nova Enterprises
Garth MacBride Silvers Garage 2008 Ltd.
Jim Perry MacKay’s Truck & Trailer Center Ltd.
David Rossiter Nova Truck Centres Ltd.
Kevin Swan Parts for Trucks

Recruitment Recruitment

Overview

The Apprenticeship Board of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency looks for employers and employees who are knowledgeable about the trades, who understand the labour market and who can commit to attending a number of meetings over a one to two year period. Expenses are reimbursed and members are compensated for meetings attended.

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) Board will invite applications for members of provincial Trade Advisory Committees (TACs) through advertisements.

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ATACs (Atlantic)

Atlantic Trade Advisory Committees (ATACs), consisting of industry and training representatives, have been, and continue to be, active in supporting the work of the Atlantic Apprenticeship Harmonization Project. Trade-specific ATACs have been formed in several trades to support the development and implementation of harmonized Atlantic Apprenticeship programs, including the development of Atlantic apprenticeship curriculum standards, Atlantic exam banks and Atlantic bilingual apprentice logbooks.

Recruitment Recruitment

Overview

The Apprenticeship Board of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency looks for employers and employees who are knowledgeable about the trades, who understand the labour market and who can commit to attending a number of meetings over a one to two year period. Expenses are reimbursed and members are compensated for meetings attended.

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) Board will invite applications for members of Atlantic Trade Advisory Committees (ATACs) through advertisements.

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