Training of Water, Waste, or Wastewater Operators
WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS POSITION AS A DIRECTOR ON THE EOCP BOARD?
For years now I have educated Water Engineering Technology students, many who go onto obtain their EOCP certification. I have observed how important certification is for career advancement for my graduates, but also seen the accountability they feel along with that advancement. This professional integrity I have been privileged to see has inspired me to get involved with the EOCP. I am interested in giving back to this organization, especially because many EOCP Directors and members have been so generous with their membership on our Water Engineering Technology Program Advisory Committee and hiring our co-op students and graduates.
I also strongly identify with the EOCP Mission statement that we need skilled and vetted industry professionals to serve the public and protect of the environment. To meet this goal, I would like to serve on the EOCP Board to ensure that the best, most qualified candidates get recognized and promoted through a fair, transparent and rigorous certification process.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF A DIRECTOR OF THE EOCP BOARD?
The most important function of a Director is to make sure that the EOCP remains focused on its Mission Statement and all actions and thoughts stay consistent to that vision. It can be easy to become side tracked into issues that fall outside that mandate. To that end, I believe Directors should be familiar with EOCP Constitution and have a clear understanding of what undertakings fall within our sphere of action.
The next most important function of an EOCP Director is to form a strong connection to EOCP stakeholders and members. This connection will ensure that the Director is acting with consideration for the membership needs and goals.
WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTRIBUTES WOULD YOU BRING TO THE EOCP BOARD?
I am a dedicated educator with over 12 years of water and wastewater industry teaching experience and a solid foundation of project management and technical engineering skills. During my time at Okanagan College I have been recognized for innovations in program development, instruction, and administration to meet the needs of a broad range of students and community members.
I am an effective communicator, administrator and advocate who can bring these skills to the role of EOCP Director.