Keeping educators informed on industry opportunities is critical to workforce development. Ben Gartside (CEO of Gartside Marine Engines, Quadrant Director, and Marine Installations Instructor) was asked to participate in the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) Youth Day panel discussions in Vancouver on 25 November.
These industry round table discussions were designed to help high school educators understand today's opportunities for trades apprenticeships and careers in local industries. Ben participated in the maritime panel along with representatives from Seaspan.
As an marine service employer and as a director and instructor at Quadrant, Ben had the opportunity to highlight the Marine Service Technician program and its involvement with the ITA ACEIT (Accelerated Credit Enrollment in Industry Training) program for high school students. Quadrant will also be participating in Parkland Secondary School career fair this February (2016). Thanks for taking the time to educate our educators Ben!