Alumni Committee

 

Jennifer Green

President, Skills Ontario Alumni Association
Maintenance Planner and Scheduler, Upper Grand District School Board

GOLD: Industrial Millwright, Skills Ontario Competition, 2008
SILVER: Industrial Millwright, Skills Canada National Competition, 2008

Jennifer Green has been involved with Skills Ontario since 2005, through numerous volunteer events and speaking engagements, competing in the Skills Ontario Competition, and becoming president of the Skills Ontario Alumni Association. She has worked passionately to promote skilled trades and technologies opportunities across Ontario. A Skills Ontario Alumni herself, Jennifer competed in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright contest in 2008, placing gold at provincials, and silver at the national level.

Since 2004, Jennifer has been an advocate with a variety of community, association, and educational partners to assist in the promotion and advancement of women in the skilled trades and technologies. Through her work, Jennifer has established herself as a sought-after mentor, leader, and speaker. This has led to her various honours and awards along the way, including the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2013, and the Conestoga College Alumni of Distinction Award in the same year.

Jennifer has moved to working at the Upper Grand District School Board, as Maintenance Planner and Scheduler, where she organizes and schedules preventative maintenance and sizable projects throughout their 82 buildings and facilities.

 


 

 

Dalton Bird

Committee Member, Skills Ontario Alumni Association

GOLD: Job Skills Demonstration, Skills Ontario Competition, 2016
SILVER: Job Skills Demonstration, Skills Canada National Competition, 2016

Dalton attended Fort Erie Secondary School for four years graduating in 2016 and is currently studying business at Niagara College, Niagara on the lake campus. In addition, he serves on the Town of Fort Erie transit advisory committee lending his voice about current transit issues and assisting in improvement measures.

Dalton was honored with the prestigious Skills Competence Canada Silver Award for his contributions to Job Skills Demonstration category in 2016 in Moncton New Brunswick following an outstanding and highly engaging performance and continues to learn, grow and perfect his presentation skills.

 


 

 

Sam Turgeon-Brabazon

Committee Member, Skills Ontario Alumni Association

GOLD: Workplace Safety, Skills Ontario Competition, 2015
GOLD: Workplace Safety, Skills Canada National Competition, 2015

Sam Turgeon-Brabazon first became involved with Skills Ontario when he competed in the provincial Workplace Safety competition in 2015. After obtaining a perfect score at the provincial competition - the first competitor to do so in the competition's history - Sam went on to win gold in Ontario, giving him the chance to compete at the national competition. With the support of his teammates on Team Ontario along with being motivated with the same passion that brought him success provincially, Sam went on to win gold at the national competition. 

Since 2015, Sam has remained passionate in his involvement with Skills both provincially and nationally. In 2016, he served as Ontario's ambassador to the Skills Canada Essential Skills Youth Forum. There, he along with each of his provincial and territorial counterparts had the opportunity to help create the framework for the Skills Canada Alumni Association, a framework that was implemented in 2017. That same year, he was given the privilege of returning to help lead the subsequent annual forum. 

Outside his involvement in the organization, Sam lives in Ottawa and works as a Proceedings and Verifications Officer in the House of Commons. He attends school at Carleton University and is studying Public Affairs and Policy Management, and specializing in Human Rights.