PFM Executive Search congratulates Jeff Lekstrom on his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). PFM partnered with ITA on this critical search which sees Jeff join as a member of the organization’s senior executive team. Jeff will be responsible for ITA’s customer service, industry relations, training delivery, and program standards activities.
Jeff has had a diverse career spanning trades, post-secondary administration and the private sector. He was the Dean of Trades at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek until 2012. Following that, Jeff was the General Superintendent at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold in Papua, Indonesia where he was responsible for the Nemangkawi Mining Institute. Jeff began his career as a Red Seal Welder and went on to operate his own welding business for 12 years. Most recently, Jeff provided consulting services to ITA on the Pan-Canadian Harmonization project to standardize Red Seal training across Canada to enhance labour mobility.
“Jeff brings a wealth of leadership and trades training experience to ITA,” says Gary Herman, CEO, ITA. “His addition to ITA and the senior leadership team will benefit us and BC as we build a world-class apprenticeship system.”
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