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CMSD82 2015-16 Leadership Staffing Appointment – G. McKay, NRTETC Administrator  (PDF Format)


The Coast Mountains Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Geoff McKay to the position of District Technical Skills Administrator for the Northwest Regional Trades & Employment Training Centre effective August 1, 2015. The Trades & Employment Training Centre will enter its first year of operation commencing August 2015 and will be located in the former Thornhill Junior Secondary School.

Currently the Acting District Technical Skills Administrator since February 2015, Mr. McKay has been working with the school district’s senior management team in the development of the Trades & Employment Training Centre. He brings a diverse background to his new position, and prior to rejoining the school district in June 2010 he managed a construction company in the Terrace area for several years. Mr. McKay also held an equipment operator position with Rio Tinto Alcan’s operation in Kitimat, and is very familiar with a variety of trades and has extensive experience working with them.

Mr. McKay holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of Northern British Columbia. His experience with the school district includes various assignments as a Teacher Teaching-on-Call, a Secondary Teacher, an Adult Graduation Program Counsellor at North Coast Distance Education School and a District Career/Trades Teacher at Caledonia Secondary School.

A passionate advocate for student success, Mr. McKay has a reputation for bringing an energetic, team-focused approach to everything he does. His enthusiasm for learner success and reputation as a relationship builder will serve him very well in his new role.

Coast Mountains School District feels very fortunate to have an individual of Mr. McKay’s calibre willing to step into this exciting new role.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools



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