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Louise Turcotte - Cambrian College. Sudbury, ON, CA

Louise Turcotte Louise Turcotte

Dean, Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies. | Cambrian College

Sudbury, ON, CANADA

An educator and leader - she has played a key role in the areas of the trades, apprenticeships and the shaping of 21st century programing



Louise Turcotte is a leader and has been involved in education for more than 30 years.

Her role involves providing quality academic leadership for all full time, part time, apprenticeship, and international programs within the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

She has been a champion for gender equality and inclusion in the trades.

Louise's work with Cambrian’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services engaged First Nation communities and resulted in training being delivered in remote locations across northern Ontario.

She works closely with industry and the post-secondary sectors to ensure students are getting the most up to date and in demand trades training available.

Industry Expertise (2)


Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (6)

Skilled Workforce

Trades and Apprenticeships

Program Development

Indigenous Studies

Labour Force Inclusion

Labour Relations

Education (3)

University of Ottawa: Bachelor of Arts, French 1979

University of Ottawa: Bachelor of Education, Teacher's College 1981

Athabasca University: Post-Graduate Degree, Business Administration 2010

Media Appearances (2)

Cambrian College works to get more women in trades

CBCNews  online


Women tend to be few and far between in the trades, but in a new program at Cambrian College, women will make up the entire carpentry class. The college is running an entry-level carpentry course for women. The Associate Dean of the Schools of Skills Training said she has seen countless men walk through the doors of the trades building, but few women. “Maybe some of them are intimidated, thinking that it’s an old boys club,” Louise Turcotte said...

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Province invests $344,558 in pre-apprenticeship

Northern Life.ca  online


Louise Turcotte, Cambrian College's associate dean for the schools of skills training and community and corporate learning, explained there's three phases involved in the pre-apprenticeship program. The college first offers education upgrading to ensure participants meet the basic education requirements to become an apprentice, she said. Then the participants complete level one of the apprenticeship, which involves in-class training...

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