Bromford Road Secondary Modern, Birmingham, England
Graduate, English, Mathematics, Science, First Class Pass 1961. I passed my finals at school with first class passes all round at age fifteen and left school as my family could not afford the cost of further education.
Vancouver Vocational Institute, part of Vancouver City College
, Vancouver B.C. Canada
Electricity and Industrial Electronics 1967 - 1968 Diploma
I worked with a Canada Council Sponsored organization name 'Intermedia.' Intermedia was administered by Joe Kyle and several board members who were prominent artists in the Province of British Columbia, Jack Shadbolt and others of his generation being prominent. My tasks were numerous and unpaid as it was a form of apprenticeship for me to work with accomplished artists. I was appreciated for my technical know-how and how it could be applied to artistic enterprises.
This seminar and participant materials were designed by the Learning Resources Unit (LRU) of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in consultation with IATSE Local 891 and the legal firm of McTaggart, Ellis & Company.
The three manuals and teaching guides - six manuals in all.
The Supervisory Role
Health and Safety - compliant with Provincial Legislation Health and Safety Regulations
Corrective Action - compliant with Provincial Labour Laws
IATSE Local 891 1996 - 2007
Training Manager 1996 - 1998.
This job entailed the creation of twenty-two apprenticeship programs and the supervision of the a process called 'The DACUM Process' in concert with the DACUM staff from BCIT. The program was successful and at least four apprenticeships came online. The program came to end when the newly elected Liberal party dismantled the Provincial Apprenticeship Branch.
primarily concerned with all aspects of maintenance including:
Welding and other such machine shop activities
B & T Fluid Power (now Hypower) 1978 - 1980
and construction of hydraulic components.
Promoted to foreperson and supervised five full time machine shop mechanics.
Promoted to Shop Manager and supervised all mechanics, welders and machinists and supervised construction of industrial hydraulic units including installation in sawmills, mines and other facilities such as Alcan. Manufactured electronic components for speed control and other elements. I have some experience with pneumatic logic control units as well as fluid logic control units.
Electrical Work 1968 - 1977
I worked on a contractual basis for various companies building forest industry facilities in the North and North-West as well as Hydro Electric projects during the construction phase. Subsequently I sought and obtained more permanent work as a shift electrician in sawmills around the Prince George area.
GPO Telephone Engineering Division (now British Telecom)
I worked for one and half years in the telecommunications industry in England prior to emigrating to Canada for better opportunities.
British Merchant Marines from 1962 - 1965
I trained at the TS Vindicatrix in Gloucestershire on the River Severn. Shipping out after boot camp as a Deck Boy I acquired the rank of Junior Ordinary Seaman and qualified to be raised to Senior Ordinary Seaman. My work involved washing the ship, painting the ship, steering the ship and serving on lookout duties on the forecastle head as well as the wings of the bridge. I learned rope work and was trained and qualified to save lives of non-employees during a ship crisis. I had a great time and saw many places I otherwise would never have seen.
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