MOHAWK COLLEGE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE PROMOTION OF
WAYNE OSTERMAIER TO DEAN, SCHOOL OF SKILLED TRADES AND APPRENTICESHIP
“Wayne has a proven track record of developing strong partnerships with industry that ultimately benefit students and employers. This, combined with his extensive experience in both industry and education, will ensure Mohawk continues to maintain and grow its position as a leader in skilled trades and apprenticeship training.“
Wayne has served in the capacity of Acting Dean since October 2016 and has been with the college since 2010 as the Associate Dean, Construction and Building Systems. Over the course of seven years, Wayne was successful at growing the scope of programs offered including the development of two new programs, Horticulture Technician (apprenticeship) and Mechanical Techniques (postsecondary). He was also instrumental in obtaining accreditation for two newly developed and ministry approved, Ontario College Certificate Programs: Power Engineering Techniques and Power Engineering 3rd Class. Prior to joining Mohawk, Wayne had a successful, 30-year career with Hydro One where, most notably, he served as the corporate lead for Hydro One Networks through the review and revision of the 2009 Electrical Utility Safety Rules. Wayne has proven to be a student-focused and collaborative leader to the team of administrators, support staff and faculty within the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship. His success in fostering and empowering high functioning teams is evident in the innovative and leading-edge approach that faculty and staff have developed with their students and program offerings.
Paul Armstrong, Vice President Academic, Mohawk College