About Us

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board includes a  recently retired Bluewater District School Board Technical Education shop teacher who is currently a Saugeen Shores Municipal Councillor, a past Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation education counsellor, the current principal of GC Huston Public School – Southampton, a Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation councillor, two dual trade Red Seal endorsed  Journeypersons who have a total of seventy years experience working in the building trades in senior leadership and union roles, two retired executives of a Bruce Power labour union – one is currently a Saugeen Shores Municipal Councillor, a psychotherapist employed by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey-Bruce, a retired former member of Bruce Power’s Leadership team and a recording secretary.

Advisory Group

In order to build a holistic governance structure, the Board determined that it was necessary to form an Advisory Group comprised of a cross section of influencers and relevant stakeholders. A twelve-member Advisory Group has been established to provide Strategic Direction and advice to the Board of Directors and will ensure that the Board operates within its mandate and consistent with its Vision and Mission.

Partnerships and Outreach

Partnerships are currently in development and The Centre has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Grey-Bruce whereby Habitat for Humanity Grey-Bruce will provide the Centre with youth residential construction classroom training and homebuilding hands-on training at build sites consistent with their existing Aspire Youth Skills Training program.

The Centre is currently working with other community organizations in surrounding municipalities who have expressed interest in establishing a Youth Skills Training centre. The intent is to work collaboratively with community organizations to create a regional hub of introductory skilled training centres offering a variety of skilled based introductory training programs aligned to apprenticeship standards thereby creating pathways to the skilled trades for the region’s youth and those seeking re-skilling opportunities.