2020 – 2021 Skills Canada BC Board of Directors
The Skills Canada BC Board is made up of volunteer Directors, who are elected on to the Board at the Annual General Meeting. Directors hold a two year position on the Board with the option for re-election after their term has completed. In keeping with Board policy on good governance, individuals interested in being nominated to the Skills Canada BC Board of Directors are required to submit a letter of intent, a current CV and complete a Skills Matrix prior to the annual deadline determined each year.
Dean, School of Hospitality, Food Studies and Applied Business
Vancouver Community College (VCC)
Advisor, Industry Relations
Industry Training Authority
Coordinator, South Vancouver
Island School District Partnership
Consultant – Education and Not-for-Profit
Western Joint Electric
AScT Manager, Professional Practice & Development
Trades Training Coordinator
F. Abigail Fulton, B.A. LL.B.
Construction Foundation of BC
Project Coordinator/ Training and Employment Coach
South Island Partnership
Elaine Allan, BA, MBA – Executive Director
Promoting skilled trades & technology careers through Olympic-Style
competitions and in-school programs.
Areas of Specialization:
- Digital Platforms & e-commerce systems
- Executive Development
- Financial Systems & Management
- Fundraising & Marketing
- Strategic Communications
- Stakeholder & External Relations
- Making sense of big data and managing the bottom line.
Michelle Skelly, BA – Director of Programs
Michelle joined Skills Canada BC in November of 2014 and is responsible for overseeing the Inspire Program in addition to the Skilled Trades and Technology Conference for Women and other Special Projects. Michelle is also involved with the Regional, Provincial and National Skills Competitions.
Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in Communications and Events positions. Prior to Skills Canada BC, Michelle worked as Communications Manager/ Youth Initiatives with the Resource Training Organization promoting apprenticeship and trades.
Michelle has served on various committees including the South Fraser Trades Advisory Committee, Mining HR Diversity Committee and Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Committee.
Michelle holds a BA, Communications, from Simon Fraser University.
Jamie Maxwell, BEd, Manager of Competitions
Jamie Maxwell became Regional Coordinator for the Peace Region in 2010 and has been a Skills Canada BC enthusiast ever since.
Using a team-based approach, Jamie helped grow the Peace Regional competition into a large, exciting event that is brimming with competitors, students, industry leaders, government and educators each year.
Jamie works directly with Skills Canada BC’s Tech Chairs and Regional Coordinators. To discuss your competition needs please contact Jamie directly: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org