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Olds College Welcomes New Dean, School of Trades & Skills

January 11, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to welcome Dennis Beaudoin into the role of Dean of the School of Trades and Skills. Beaudoin most recently served as the Associate Dean within the School of Trades and Skills at Olds College, and previous to that was Dean of Trades and Technologies at Medicine Hat College. 

“We are delighted to announce Mr. Beaudoin as the new Dean of the School of Trades & Skills,” comments Debbie Thompson, Vice-President, Academic & Student Experience.  “Trades and apprenticeship learning continue to be an important program offering at Olds College. As we continue to work with the Government of Alberta to offer new education credentials developed as part of the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act, we need strong leaders like Mr Beaudoin who bring a wealth of experience in both the trades and post-secondary industries.” 

dennis.jpegThe School of Trades & Skills is dedicated to creating the next generation of skilled trades workers. Working closely with industry, the School provides learners with education in a variety of trades and apprenticeships using the newest equipment. The School is also home to the following programs: Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Program, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, Transitional Employment Program and Farrier Program.

“I am extremely excited to carry on the great work that has been happening within the school of Trades and Skills. I believe that with the team we have, the industry support and the level of commitment to providing a quality learning experience for our students, it will allow us to pivot and shape our ever evolving programs. I look forward to being a part of a growing and relevant post-secondary institution like Olds College."

Beaudoin started his new role on January 3, 2023. A Red Seal in Plumbing, Gasfitting, Steamfitter-Pipefitter and Welding, Beaudoin brings extensive industry experience, along with 20 years of post-secondary instructor and administration experience.

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