Trades and Apprenticeship

Dean's Office Contacts

Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship

Steven Moores

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

Associate Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship

Teresa Kisilevich

Associate Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship
Office: Trades Buildings 115H
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4393

I have been with OC since 1999 and the Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship since 2016. Prior to that, I was an instructor and Chair with the Office Administration Department. I hold a Bachelor's of Elementary Education, a Master's in Adult, Higher and Workplace Learning, and am currently enrolled in an Educational Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. I enjoy the intricacies and challenges of my leadership role, as I work to make OC’s mission statement a reality for Trades students, instructors and staff.

Department Chairs

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

Dale Martell

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

Danny Marques

Chair - Collision Repair Department
Office: Trades Buildings 109B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4671

Timothy Dorn

Chair - Carpentry Department
Office: Trades Buildings 116B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4278

Reinhard Foerderer

Chair - Culinary and Pastry Arts
Office: Cafeteria Building 126E
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4549

I have been with Okanagan College for 11 years and am an assessor for the cook trade certification for the Industry Training Authority (ITA). I have taken on the Culinary and Pastry Arts Chair position in June 2019 and am currently full-time chair of the department. My culinary education and work experience spans over 34 years and includes a Diploma in Hospitality Management from Heidelberg Hospitality Management College in Germany, 10 years as Executive Chef at Manteo Resort in Kelowna, Executive Chef with Hy’s Canada at Bigwoods Restaurant and Bar in Whistler, Sous Chef at the Fish House in Stanley Park and working with Hilton International at the Park Hilton Hotel in Munich, Germany. My professional highlights include being an active member of the Okanagan Chefs Association, serving two terms as vice president, two terms as treasurer, and being voted Chef of the Year twice by the Okanagan Chefs Association members in 2008 and 2005, acting as Head Assessor for the trade of cook in Canada federal project, and membership of the Chaine des Rottiseurs Okanagan from 2003 – 2012. I consider food one of life’s greatest joys. My focus when teaching students is to teach them the best up-to-date skills and methods possible, so they will be successful in the industry after graduating from Okanagan College.

Credentials:
Red Seal Cook Certification, ITAC Vancouver
Hospitality Business Management Diploma, Hotelfachschule Heidelberg, Germany
German Red Seal Cook Certification, Hospitality School Bad Ueberkingen, Germany
Provincial Instructor Diploma, Vancouver Community College

Claudio DiBiase

Chair - Electrical Department
Office: Trades Buildings 135
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4884

Bradley Oliver

Chair - Mechanical Building Trades Department
Office: Trades Buildings 211
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4893

Corey Bransfield

Chair - Motor Vehicle Trades Department
Office: Trades Buildings 203
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4578

Sean Jarvis

Chair - Welding Trades Department
Office: Trades Buildings 124B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4909

Administration Staff

Sara Cousins

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

ITA Training Plan, Policies and Procedures, Student Advising, Information Management, OC Indigenization Task Force member

Kristen Diehl

Women in Trades Training Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4597
Trades - Kristen Diehl

Linda Dyck

Culinary Operations and Portfolio Specialist
Office: Cafeteria Building 106G
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4531

Robert Kjarsgaard

Trades Program Administrator, North Okanagan
Office: Main Building D338
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2808

Cari Jahns

Manager, Trades Finance/Culinary and Pastry Arts
Office: Trades Buildings 115K
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4606

Jacquie Lankester

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

Lead for: Automotive Glass Technician, Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician, Automotive Painter, Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, Plumber, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker, Steamfitter/Pipefitter

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
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4439
Trades - Kim Noakes

Debra Oakley

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4687

Lead for: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Heavy Mechanical Trades, Recreation Vehicle Service Technician, Welder (Foundation)

Jessica Pak

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4347

Lead for: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Carpenter, Construction Craft Worker, Studio Woodworking, and Welder (Apprenticeship, B Level, A Level)

Elke Pritchard

Trades Success Centre
Office: Trades Buildings 118
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-720-5445 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 Client Services Specialist
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4880

Lead for: Baker, Culinary Arts, Electrician, Pastry Arts, Professional Cook, Trades Technology Teacher Education (TTTE)

Kelsey Ross

Trades Client Services Assistant
Office: Trades Buildings 115
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4236

Erica Stewart

Trades Program Administrator, South Okanagan
Office: Centre of Excellence 218
Campus: Penticton
Phone: 250-492-4305 ext. 3309

Tanya Tarlit

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

Michelle Walker

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