I currently work at the Nelson and District Community Complex in Nelson. I’m the operations supervisor. In that capacity I am the chief engineer of the refrigeration plant, in charge of all aspects of maintenance and construction/repairs at the facility. I’m responsible for the safety and quality of the water for the pools, as well as all related mechanical systems. I’m responsible for all mechanical and heating systems, as well as the computerized monitoring and control of all systems. In the supervisory aspect, I’m in charge of all facility operators, custodians and maintenance staff. I schedule all my staff, am responsible for my department’s budget and ensuring all repairs and anticipated repairs get done on time and on budget.
Both through my studies and now working with Bruce McMaster [Refrigeration Plant Operator Program instructor] to provide tours for classes at the Nelson and District Community Complex, I see a level of expertise, care and pride in the program and instruction that is needed to help students succeed.
Selkirk continues to broaden their program offerings as seen with the agreement signed with BCIT [British Columbia Institute of Technology] that will potentially see even more courses offered here in the Kootenays. I’m personally looking forward to the potential to obtain my 4th Class Power Engineering here at home through Selkirk with this agreement.
In order to achieve the level I have, I could not have done it without the training I received at Selkirk. Also, my future goals will rely on further training from Selkirk. I would encourage anyone who is entertaining the thought of attending Selkirk for training to put it high on their list. The education offered is second to none and the communities they have campuses in are also second to none.