More than 65 local apprentices, employers and industry representatives gathered at the Ramada Plaza Abbotsford Hotel and Conference Centre Sunday to meet the Industry Training Authority‘s new apprenticeship advisor for the Fraser Valley, Andrew George.
As the Fraser Valley’s new apprenticeship advisor, Andrew George has over 20 years of experience working and teaching as a Red Seal Certified Chef. He will serve as an extension of the customer support team for ITA, the provincial government agency responsible for apprenticeships and industry training programs in B.C . The aim of the apprenticeship advisors is to provide regional support to apprentices and sponsors, creating a positive impact on continuation and completion rates for apprenticeship.
Local apprentices also got the chance to meet with ITA CEO Gary Herman.