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Board Members

Raymond Massey (Chair)

Mr. Raymond Massey is the current President of Skills Canada Alberta, Chair of the Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Board, and Director/Secretary of the Skills Competences Canada Board. He is a Red Seal Journeyperson, a former small business owner for 34 years and is experienced with governance and policy development. Mr. Massey also served for 12 years on the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board and was a member of the Skills Jobs Task Force.

Rob Calver

Mr. Rob Calver has been the Strategic Engagement and Development Director with Building Trades of Alberta since January 2020. Prior to this role, he worked for the Ironworkers Local 725, first as the Apprenticeship Coordinator from 2001 to 2010, and then as the Business Manager. He is a certified Journeyman Ironworker, graduating from NAIT in 1999.

Declan Regan

Mr. Declan Regan is the President and Business Representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers and is involved in the ACTIMS Designated Apprentice Program. He currently represents the Mobile Crane Operator trade on various boards and committees. Mr. Regan holds a Business Administration certificate in Management and Journeyman Red Seal Mobile Crane Operator, both from NAIT.

Paul de Jong

Mr. Paul de Jong is the President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has served on both the Board of Directors of the Alberta Construction Safety Association and the Alberta Labour Relations Board. Mr. de Jong currently serves on both the Management Advisory Committee of the University of Alberta Industrial Research as the Chair, and on the Board of Directors of BuildForce Canada.

Sheldon Anderson

Mr. Sheldon Anderson is the current Dean of Trades and former Chair of the Crooks School of Transportation at Lethbridge College. He is also a board member of Skills Alberta Canada and the Vice-Chair or the Alberta Deans of Apprenticeship and Trades. Mr. Anderson holds three Journeyman Red Seals as an Agricultural Equipment Technician, a Heavy Equipment Technician, and an Automotive Service Technician.

Ryan Hartman

Mr. Ryan Hartman is a Workforce Supervisor at PCL builders Inc. for the past 11 years, as well as a Site Supervisor. He is a current member of the Provincial Apprenticeship Committee for Carpenters and a former member and presiding officer of the Local Apprenticeship Committee for Carpenters. Mr. Hartman earned a Red Seal Journeyperson certificate as a carpenter from NAIT, and completed a Supervisor Development training program.

Blaine Boutin

Mr. Blaine Boutin has served on the former Apprenticeship Board for more than five years. He also spent six years on the Automotive Service Technician Provincial Apprenticeship Committee. Mr. Boutin trained at NAIT as a Red Seal Automotive Service Technician and was awarded the Canadian Technician of the Year in 2013 by Canadian Technician Magazine.

Nancy Suranyi

Ms. Nancy Suranyi is an owner/operator of Namao Auto and RV Repair in Sturgeon County, Alberta. She has served on several boards and committees such as the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, the Sturgeon County Economic Development Advisory Board. Ms. Suranyi is the Presiding Officer of Automotive Service Technician and Trade with the Alberta Provincial Apprenticeship Committee.

Heather MacCallum

Ms. Heather MacCallum is the President of NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul which employ red seal crane operators, welders, heavy equipment technicians, and heavy haul drivers. She currently serves as Director on the Crane Rental Association of Canada Board and is also the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity Committee. Ms. MacCallum is a member of the Alberta Provincial Audit Committee, holds a Master in Professional Accounting and a CPA designation.

Caitlin Hartigan

Ms. Caitlin Hartigan is the Dean of Trades & Heavy Industrial at Keyano College, having worked at other Alberta and British Columbia post-secondary institutions prior to her current role. She holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in International Business as well as a Bachelor of Commerce. Ms. Hartigan served as a board member from 2016 to 2018 on the Community Adult Learning Council and currently is a mentor at the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) and Startup YMM.

David Kavanagh

Mr. David Kavanagh is the Senior Manager of Distribution Operations at Epcor. He is a Red Seal Journeyman and Master Electrician, a Blue Seal Tradesman, in addition to a Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT. Mr. Kavanagh has served as a member on the Alberta Provincial Apprenticeship Committee for Electricians and participated as a Provincial representative in various Red Seal initiatives.  

Matthew Lindberg

Mr. Matthew Lindberg is currently the Dean for the School of Skilled Trades at NAIT. He has held various leadership positions within NAIT and received the Ernest Manning Leadership Medallion in 2021. Mr. Lindberg is a board member and Provincial Technical Committee member of Skills Alberta, a member and Educator Representative of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, in addition to a National Technical Committee Member of Skills Canada. Mr. Lindberg is a Red Seal Endorsed Journeyman Plumber and Gasfitter.

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