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HELEN BOYCE -- DIRECTOR
ACCESS TRADES TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP

Helen Boyce, the Director of Trades Training and Apprenticeship, manages and coordinates training programs and related resources for Aboriginal trades trainees and apprentices.  Helen was the Provincial Coordinator for the Provincial BladeRunners program in 2003 and 2004.  Helen has over ten years of construction experience as a welder in structural steel, manufacturing and shipbuilding.  Helen is also a former Canadian Welding Bureau certified welding supervisor and project manager in steel erection. 

PAULINE HANUSE
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Pauline Hanuse has been involved with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations since 1968. She has extensive managerial and administrative experience serving for many years as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Council of the urban political organizations both provincially and nationally. While in Ottawa, Pauline also managed the Self Government Study that was presented to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. She then returned to her reserve to serve as the Band Manager and held other managerial positions within the Band. Pauline returned to the city where she continues to work to make this a better world for the good of all, especially for Aboriginal people.

ROB EGAN
APPRENTICESHIP COUNSELOR
Rob Egan has been involved in the construction industry for the past twenty years. Rob completed his carpenter apprenticeship and eventually became a contractor. He now mentors new apprentices as a training and apprenticeship counselor. Rob is a certified Red Seal Carpenter and also holds a Certificate of Qualification as a Building Maintenance Worker. Rob has over ten years of experience working with Aboriginal Communities in the development and delivery of trades training programs. Rob is a member of the Kamloops Indian Band, one of the bands in the Secwepemc First Nation.

LARRY WEBSTER
APPRENTICESHIP COUNSELOR
Larry has 15 years experience as a Branch Manager with three major Paint Companies in the Vancouver area.  Larry also worked as an Employment Counselor with United Native Nations and Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center  He also implemented the Culinary Arts Program with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center. Larry's other achievements include the establishment of the Downtown Eastside Aboriginal Employment Center. Larry worked as an electrical helper and in the mining industry for many years.

BUDDY CARDINAL
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT COACH
Buddy Cardinal has been in the Construction industry for the last 17 years. He has a wide range of experience as a Carpenter in residential, commercial and special structures bridges. Buddy has earned his Red Seal through ACCESS Trades in 2009, broadening his opportunities in the industry. His latest accomplishments were working on the Port Mann Bridge project. He demonstrated his leadership in the company, merging into a Forman on the Mildred Lake Mine Replacement project in Northern Alberta. Buddy has since been working as a Forman on the Ever Green Line Skytrain project with the special structures team. In addition to his trade experience, Buddy is continuing his education working towards a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at BCIT.

 

 
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