Our Mission Statement

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization that encourages youth to explore the growing opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers by offering an immersive approach to learning. 

Our Goals

  • To raise awareness of skilled trades and technologies by bringing youth into a competitive spotlight
  • To improve competencies, self esteem and the achievement level of individuals pursuing careers in skilled trades and technologies

Our Initiatives

  • To educate and encourage young Canadians to develop skills that address labour shortages and support Canada's economic well-being.

Board of Directors

Christine Green - President Skills Canada NL

Christine Greene


Retired Educator

John Dalley - VP Skills Canada NL

John Dalley



Gavin Toole - Skills Canada NL

Gavin Toole



Roseanne Leonard - Skills Canada NL

Roseanne Leonard


NL Association of CBDC's

Craig White - Skills Canada NL

Craig White

Past President

Let's Talk Science


  • John Oates - Retired Educator 
  • Chris Gushue - UA Local 740
  • David Harris - Iron Ore Company of Canada
  • Karen Walsh - Office to Advance Women Apprentices
  • Scott Blundon - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Brent Howell - College of the North Atlantic
  • John Goldsworthy - NLESD
  • Jesse Meyer - Graphic Designer
  • Gary Tulk - College of the North Atlantic
  • Carole Ann Ryan - Ex Officio


Carole Ann Ryan

Executive Director

Deanne Oliver

Deanne Oliver

Competitions & Program Manager

Kenney Purchase

Kenney Purchase

Marketing Communications & Partnership Coordinator

Meaghan Flannigan

Meaghan Flannigan

Project Coordinator - Skilled Futures for Women

Rebecca Lawlor

Rebecca Lawlor

Program Coordinator - Skilled Futures

Jess Rice

Project Coordinator - Diversity

Keshia Lockyer

Project Coordinator - Employer Engagement

Alyssa Shaw

Project Coordinator - Skilled Futures

Chelsie Cake

Marketing Designer

Technical Volunteers

Provincial Technical Committee Members
Provincial Technical Committees (PTC) are formed for each competition area. Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador encourages the membership of representatives from all industries (public, private and other) on its Provincial Technical Committees, with each committee having no more than four members. The sole purpose of each PTC is the preparation and implementation of its respective competition.

National Technical Committee Members
National Technical Committees (NTC) are formed to serve as an operational and advisory committee to the National Secretariat. The committee will provide each region of Canada a voice in the development of all competitions during the Skills Canada National Competition held annually. 

WorldSkills Expert
Experts have many duties to ensure that Team Canada competitors are prepared for competition at the international level. These duties include: prepare the technical program for team member, perform periodic evaluations and play an active role in the competitor’s training prior to the WorldSkills Competition.

Our Partners & Supporters

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