Senior Management Team

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TAMARA VATCHER - PARTNER

Tamara can normally be found leaping over buildings and bending metal for her customers. She has over 20 years experience in strategic planning, adult education, skills assessments, and essential skills. 


In the public sector she identified and mapped required skills and competencies for large scale projects along with helping to create strategic action plans for population growth and adult literacy within the province.  In the private sector she worked in a senior management role with an international educational company and was responsible for program delivery in North America and Asia. 


On any given day, when she is not putting on her hard hat to explore a mine site or pulling on her rubber boots to check out a fish farm, she can be found spending time with her family or training at the dojang for her second degree blackbelt in taekwondo.


Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, is a certified Workplace Educator and Level 5 Literacy Educator. She is a certified assessor for Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) and the Grey Oral Reading Test (GORT).
 

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DES WHELAN - PARTNER

Des is not just a simple salesman… he has more than 25 years of experience in both post-secondary and workplace skills training development.  Through his years in the training sector he has developed a strong background in research, management, human resources, training, and technology development.

Des is a graduate of Memorial University, with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in economics, and holds a Chartered Manager designation from the Canadian Institute of Management.  Des was the Chair of NATI in 2006, Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade in 2016, and President of the Canadian Home Builders Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter in 2017.  Des currently serves as a Director on the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.  When Des is not working you can find him relaxing with a book, a guitar, or a piece of technology.
 

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