ITA Masthead final
ITA e-newsletter Spring 2010
In This Issue
Q&A with Frank Pasacreta
Aboriginal Chefs at the 2010 Olympic Games
CES Program Update
 ITA Quiz
Test your knowledge and WIN $25 RONA Gift Card. Be the first 5 to correctly answer our quiz questions. 
New ITA Member 
Profile: Jim Pelton, Senior Lead, Training Delivery
Jim Pelton joins ITA as a Senior Lead Training Delivery after a recent stint with SAIT in Calgary. A strong relationship builder, facilitator and proven negotiator, Jim will bring a wealth of experience in the development of strategic marketing and business plans for training products. In the past, he has developed and analyzed financial cases for developing or maintaining a presence in different
programs/sectors, oversaw risk management for domestic and international corporate training as well as collaborated on research industry training needs and desired nodes of delivery. Welcome Jim to the ITA Team!
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

1. How do I become an apprentice?
2. What are the requirements for becoming certified?
3. What is the process for challenging trades?
To find out the answers, click here.
Join Our Mailing List 
Join our Mailing List
Forward this email to a Friend

Forward to a Friend 
Kevin Evans Video Capture
Welcome to ITA's Spring Enewsletter.
Kevin Evans, CEO of Industry Training Authority, discusses the Red Seal Program. The strength of its past and the promise of the future. Watch the video now. Click on image.
Feature Article
Q&A with Frank Pasacreta 
Frank Pasacreta 
Frank Pasacreta: Insights from ITA's Chairman of the Board
We caught up with the current Chairman of the Board at ITA, Frank Pasacreta, and took the opportunity to ask him how his previous experiences will add to this role, and his hopes and plans for the future. Read more. 
Success Story 
Aboriginal Chefs Welcome the World at 2010 Winter Games 
Andrew George Jr."Competition was very intense," said Andrew George Jr., Journeyman Cook / Chef, when he recalled the 1991 Culinary Olympics in Germany where the Native Canadian Haute Cuisine Team rocked the competition.  At these Games, it is a race against your opponents and the clock.  As with the Jamaican Bob Sled Team at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, the Native cuisine team entered the Culinary Olympics as unknowns.  A significant difference between them is the Native team had their cultural traditions from First Nations across Canada guiding them along their journey... and the First Nations chefs won. Read more.

Klahoweya Students

Program & Policy Updates
Explosion of Interest in School Apprenticeship Program
CES logoIn a mid-year report on a project meant to boost interest in trade apprenticeships at high schools in the province, CES reports a 57% School Apprenticeship program (SSA ) membership increase in just 6 months! That means their efforts are paying off big time.

The main goals of the project, 'Extending the reach of 'Building Capacity in Youth Apprenticeship' Project', are twofold. They include increasing the number of schools districts who participate in the SSA program, as well compiling and sharing a set of 'best practices' resources to keep schools active in the program. Read more.