Alumni Committee


Nathan Verseghy

President, Skills Ontario Alumni Association 

Twitter: @NVerseghy

SILVER: Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Skills Ontario Competition, 2010

Nathan completed his Millwright apprenticeship, becoming a Red Seal endorsed Millwright in 2010. In 2011 Nathan started a second apprenticeship at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) as an Elevating Devices Mechanic. Nathan has always taken great pride in being a skilled trades person with a strong desire to mentor, train and pass skills onto others. Since 2016, he has been managing the Elevating Devices Apprenticeship program at the TTC.






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.