David Tsubouchi to retire as OCOT Registrar

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The controversial Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is looking for a new Registrar and chief executive officer, after the incumbent (and first) person to hold the job, David Tsubouchi Tsubouchi announced he plans to retire after his successor is hired.

The OCOT said in an announcement that it has “grown immensely in scope and reputation” asserting in its statement that the accomplishments include:

  • Launching a Public Register “that has become a “go-to” source for consumers and businesses who understand the need to “inquire before they hire” when it comes to engaging someone in a compulsory trade;
  • helped change the conversation and challenged the myths about the skilled trades;
  • generated excitement about the many opportunities in the skilled trades for young people, women, new Canadians, aboriginal people; and
  • won the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers award in 2016 and 2017 for exceptional workplace diversity, inclusiveness programs and projects to advance diversity within the skilled trades industry.

“While it may be challenging to replace David, the board has complete confidence that the College will continue on a positive trajectory—thanks in part to the stellar senior management team and staff that David has helped put in place,” the announcement said.

The OCOT also posted the recruitment notice referencing candidates to Joanne McMullin at recruitment agency Odgers Berndston (http://www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/14084).

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