Metal fabricator appointed principal at Georgian College’s Midland campus

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Certified tradesperson Phil Adams joined Georgian College Oct. 31, as the new campus principal and associate dean at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus.

Adams will oversee the college’s apprenticeship programs and activities for the region.

“Phil brings extensive knowledge in managing post-secondary trades, apprenticeship programs and curriculum development to Georgian,” said Rebecca Sabourin, dean of Engineering and Environmental Technologies, Skilled Trades.

“As a certified metal fabricator, he has a wealth of experience in the skilled trades and makes a fantastic addition to our Midland campus team as we continue to expand our offerings in this area.”

Prior to joining Georgian, Adams was chair of the School of Skills Training at Cambrian College where he managed operations of nine trades programs and eight apprenticeship programs.

He has been teaching in the welding techniques program at Georgian’s Midland campus and led the development of program curriculum to align with levels 1 and 2 of the Red Seal Welding apprenticeship curriculum.

Adams also developed the Georgina Trades Training Inc., Skilled Trades Institute, leading a team in eight residential and commercial trades to students.

“I’m pleased to take on this leadership role at Georgian and as a certified tradesperson and educator, I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of our students and the Midland Campus,” said Adams.

“Throughout my career, I’ve enjoyed being witness to and part of many students’ success stories through post-secondary education and apprenticeship training. I truly believe that a career in skilled trades presents endless opportunities.”


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