CAW's Heslop Named to College of Trades, Appointments Council

May 4, 2010


CAW Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop has been appointed subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies to Ontario College of Trades, Appointments Council by John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

This intended appointment recognizes Heslop's understanding of skilled trades and apprenticeship not just in Ontario but across Canada. He received endorsements from industry, labour and from CAW president Ken Lewenza. 
 
The College puts skilled trades on a similar footing with teachers, doctors and nurses who have their own regulatory colleges. The College was established after reviews and public consultations. It became law on October 28, 2009 and will be implemented in phases, becoming fully operational by 2012.
 
The nine-person Appointments Council will act as the Board of Governors during the transitional phase. The College of Trades governance structure, includes Board of Governors, four divisional Boards (construction, industrial, service and motive power), Trade Boards and roster of adjudicators for review panels. Members of the College will include journeypersons, apprentices and employers.