Workplace Educator at a Uranium Mine Site

  • Ten years delivering learning support and training services to about 1000 mine site workers annually, in alignment with Cameco’s Human Resources, Training & Development, Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality departments.


  • Provided assistance with preparation for certification exams: Mine Supervisor, Explosives Handling, Rigging & Hoisting, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Welding Inspection, Trades, Project Management, Driver’s License, Boat Operator, Firearms Acquisition.


  • Delivered Occupational Health Committee training and WHMIS training.


  • Provided assistance with Trainer and Presenter development and assessments, and with Team Building and Leadership development.


  • Performed learning assessments of apprenticeship candidates, using the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) and the Canadian Adult Achievement Test.


  • Provided career planning guidance to countless individuals, in all manner of occupations, through an interview and exploration process.


  • Researched best practices for service delivery improvements. Promoted a culture of learning and innovation through the regular distribution of learning resources.


  • Championed the use of plain language and graphical content in documents to maximize safety and productivity through effective communications.


Training and Development Officer

  • Six years delivering job skills and safety training in a light industrial and construction environment, and supervising Trainees to ensure productivity and OHS compliance. Trainees typically had multiple barriers to employment, and few plans.  Trained and guided Trainees during the flow of the hands-on work.  Liaised routinely with community partners, agencies, and businesses.

Carpenter & Building Maintenance Factotum

  • Delivered or arranged for trades services to about 300 structures, serving a forest area of about 50,000 square kilometers, including: fire look-out towers, air tanker bases, fire crew camps, warehouses, offices, staff housing, and water treatment plants. 

Oilfield Roughneck & Mud Logger

  • Roughneck: drilling rig platform work on shallow oil and gas wells.  Mud Logger:  collected data about formations and hydrocarbons by using hydrogen flame chromatography, tritium tracing, microscopic sample examination, and various drilling fluid measurements, and then generated maps of geology and findings.

Adult Basic Education  /  Career & Life Management Skills Training

  • Six years of instruction in all subjects, from Literacy through GED 12. Coached effective problem solving skills for personal and career development.  Developed learning resources and contributed to overall program and organizational development.  

Social Services Trustee & Budget Counselor

  • Financial management for a caseload of about eighty clients, most of whom were active substance abusers. Liaised extensively with landlords, utility companies, financial institutions, collection agencies, medical services, police, legal aid, and numerous government and non-government agencies. 

Nursing Aide

  • Attended to chronic care patients (Level IV) in hospitals and nursing homes, with afflictions ranging from birth abnormalities, degenerative diseases, traumatic injuries, and psychosis. Assisted nurses with procedures, recorded patient information, and discussed patient progress with nursing teams routinely.

Volunteer Experiences