Fanshawe College Educators Honoured
Rod Cameron and John Bierling have been honoured by Skills Canada - Ontario for their contribution to the advancement of skilled trades and technologies. The two Fanshawe educators were inducted into the Klaus Woerner Hall of Fame on March 5, 2010.
Rod Cameron (left), recently retired Dean of Fanshawe's Faculty of Technology, has served two terms as Chair of Heads of Apprenticeship Training and has been instrumental in introducing accommodation for apprentices with learning disabilities.
Rod speaks publicly on topics relating to skills shortages and the
transportation industry. Under Rod's guidance, the School of Technology has
been a proud supporter of Skills Canada - Ontario competition. Skills
Canada - Ontario staff say, "He's awesome!"
John Bierling teaches in the Millwright program in Fanshawe's Continuing Education division. He is a dedicated and enthusiastic advocate for young people wanting to learn a trade or improve their personal skills. John has been involved with London youth through Girl Guides and Scouts and volunteers his time organizing events for youth wanting to experience skilled trades and technologies first-hand. He is also involved in planning Skills Canada - Ontario events and is well-known for promoting skilled trades and technologies in a positive way.
"We are very proud of Rod and John and their contribution to Skills Canada - Ontario," says Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College. "Through their hard work and dedication, more young people are choosing skilled trades as a viable career option. As a college, we recognize the importance of skilled trades in the recovery of our economy."
The Klaus Woerner Skilled Trades Hall of Fame was established as a tribute to Mr. Woerner for his vision in the engineering field. This award is presented annually to recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of skilled trades and technologies.
Skills Canada - Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in the skilled trades and technology to young people in Ontario as a viable, first choice career option, while working with partners in education, industry, labour and government. Further information can be found at www.skillsontario.com.