Board Members

Meet the current industry leaders who dedicate their time, energy and commitment to supporting – and growing – Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training system.

Board Chair

j'Amey Bevan

j’Amey Bevan began her term as Board Chair in May 2016. She holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the boilermaker trade, an Achievement in Business Competencies Program (Blue Seal) certificate and a Masters degree of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University. She was actively involved in the Boilermaker Provincial Apprenticeship Committee until her appointment as Board Chair.

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Members Representing Employers in Designated Trades

Shawna Boreen

Shawna Boreen has served as a Board Member since June 2013. Shawna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. 

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Craig Mathes

Craig Mathes has served as a Board Member since May 2014 and was appointed the Board’s vice chair in May 2018. He holds a journeyperson certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic trade, and a journeyperson certificate in the Gasfitter (A) trade. He also holds an Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) certificate from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, and a Certificate of Professional Management specializing in Strategic Management through the University of Calgary.

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Michael (Mike) Yorke

Mike Yorke holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade, as well as trade certificate in the gasfitter trade.  He is currently employed as the Director of Training at Women Building Futures.

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Members Representing Employees in Designated Trades

Blaine Boutin

Blaine Boutin has served as a Board Member since May 2016. He holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the automotive service technician trade.  

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Delaine Coleman

Delaine Coleman holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the electrician trade as well as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Lethbridge.

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Brian Dort

Brian Dort has served as a board member since February 7, 2018. Mr. Dort holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the industrial mechanic (millwright) trade. He is currently employed as a business agent for the Millwrights Local 1460 for the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo district. Prior to his current position, he held positions as a millwright instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and at Nova Scotia Community College.

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Gursewak Mann

Gursewak Mann holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade and a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the plumber and gasfitter (B) trade.

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Members Representing Employers in Non-trade Occupations

Shannon Eitzen

Shannon Eitzen has served as a Board Member since May 2014. She holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the hairstylist trade. Shannon has been the owner/operator of Tangles Hair Studio in Red Deer since 1995. 

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Tyrone John

Tyrone John has served as a board member since February 7, 2018. Mr. John holds an Alberta trade certificate in the electrician trade. Tyrone is the owner/operator of T6 Electric.

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Members Representing Employees in Non-trade Occupations

Delanee Daviau

Delanee Daviau has served as a board member since May 9, 2018. Mrs. Daviau holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Standards Red Seal endorsement in the welder trade.

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Freeman (aka Trish) Willerton

Freeman Willerton has served on the board since February 7, 2018. Mr. Willerton holds a trade certificate with an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement in the electrician trade. He is currently employed as an electrical contractor and is the owner/operator of Intuition Electric Group.

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