Trades and Apprenticeship

Dean's Office Contacts

Department Chairs

Contact the department chair for questions relating to industry or curriculum information.

Kelly Brochu

Chair - Carpentry and Electrical Department
Office: Trades Buildings 117B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 6404

Dale Martell

Chair - Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Department
Office: Kelowna Airport (OS) 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 5619

Bradley Oliver

Chair - Mechanical Building Trades and Welding Department
Office: Trades Buildings 211
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 6270

Douglas Noble

Chair, Motor Vehicle Trades
Office: Trades Buildings 151
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4442

Daniel Capadouca

Chair - Culinary & Pastry Arts
Office: F Building 126B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4248
Culinary Arts Instructor Danny Capadouca

I have been working in the hospitality industry for 27 years, having graduated from Vancouver Community College in 2001. I started my apprenticeship in Vitre, France in the Brittany Region then continued it in Vancouver, B.C., at the Westin Bayshore hotel. I have competed in many competitions winning multiple awards including the Grand Gold Award at the Salon du Chocolat in 2005. I then moved on to work at Chocolate Arts to learn more about chocolate. Returning back to France, I attended a short Pastry Class at the Paul Bocuse Institut in Lyon. I moved to the Okanagan in 2007. Having worked for some of the best restaurants and hotels in the valley, I became the Pastry Arts instructor at Okanagan College in 2014. In 2016, I developed an exclusive chocolate line for Okanagan College at the Cacao Barry, Or Noir Lab in Meulan, France, becoming the third learning institution in the world, the first in North America to have their own exclusive chocolate line.

Credentials:
Red Seal Certified, Culinary Arts Program at Vancouver Community College

Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship

Stephen Speers

Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship
Office: Trades Buildings 115E
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4837

Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship

Danny Marques

Associate Dean, Trades & Apprenticeship; Interm chair Culinary & Pastry Arts
Office: Trades Buildings 115H
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4671

Administration Staff

Sara Cousins

Manager, Trades Programs
Office: Trades Buildings 115K
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5457 ext. 4231

Enrollment management, policies and procedures, client services, student advising, SkilledTradesBC Plan

Kristen Diehl

Culinary Operations and Portfolio Specialist (Interim)
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4597
Trades - Kristen Diehl

Linda Dyck

Culinary Operations and Portfolio Specialist
Office: F Building 124
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4531

Warren Edis

Trades Program Administrator, South Okanagan
Office: Centre of Excellence 218
Campus: Penticton
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 3309

Sarah Hargreaves

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4112

Cynthia Jarvis

Trades Program Administrator, North Okanagan
Office: Vernon Trades Facility 104
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 2808

Jacquie Lankester

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4733

Sheila Lock

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4880

Brent Moffat

Trades Program Administrator, Shuswap
Office: Salmon Arm Trades Centre (OS) ST01
Campus: Salmon Arm
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 8206

Kim Noakes

Trades Marketing and Recruitment Assistant (on leave)
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4439
Trades - Kim Noakes

Jessica Pak

Trades Client Service Specialist
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4479

Elke Pritchard

Trades Success Centre
Office: Trades Buildings 118
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4677

The Trades Success Centre provides assistance for Trades students in all areas of their studies, including math, writing, learning strategies, study skills and other areas.

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delaney Ross

Trades Support Coordinator
Office: Trades Buildings 115D
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4346

Kelsey Ross

Trades Program Coordinator
Office: Trades Buildings 115L
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4236

Tanya Tarlit

Trades Program Administrator, Central Okanagan
Office: Trades Buildings 115K
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4424

Saki Iwata

Trades Client Service Assistant
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Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4433

Laura-Jean Winslade

Business Analyst, Accounts Payable
Office: E Building 505
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4585

Carolina Galaz Alvial

Success Centre
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Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4352

Rebecca Pleasance

Portfolio Dean's Office - P4 (Tr&A)
Office: Student Services Building 124A
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4682

Abosede Fadugba

Portfolio Dean's Office - P4 (Tr&A)
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