Get Involved-OCTE Board of Directors and OCTE Executive Recruitment and Application Process

OCTE Board of Directors and OCTE Executive

Recruitment and Application Process


The Ontario Council for Technology Education is the provincial subject association representing Technological Education and is entering its 22nd year of support for Ontario’s Elementary and Secondary school Science and Technology and Technological Education programs.  OCTE continues to expand into new initiatives focused on women, as well as Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). We are also increasing outreach to students, parents, businesses, and new Canadians. For more information on OCTE, please visit our website at


In 2022, the Ontario Council for Technology Education, will recruit up to 3 new Board members to advise and guide the organization (see our vision below).  There are also a number of OCTE Executive positions up for election (information will be distributed through our membership emails)  and a number of appointed positions to fill (see specific positions below).  Board of Director and Executive positions are volunteer with no remuneration.


A Vision for the Ontario Council for Technology Education:


The OCTE Board of Directors provides oversight for the OCTE Executive. We aspire to a Board of Directors that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the community and audiences we serve, and has significant experience related to skilled trades and technologies. Directors may serve up to two sequential terms of two years each for a total of four years. Special emphasis will be placed on candidates with the following background:


●       Accounting/finance

●       Legal

●       Skilled trade union representation

●       College administration

●       School board senior administration

●       Technology, including but not limited to fintech, design, animation, robotics, advanced manufacturing, and other growing segments of the industry

●       Service and tourism, with preference for a representative from a restaurant, hotel and/or airline business


The OCTE Executive Committee provides day-to-day management of the organization, sets the strategic direction of the organization and is accountable for organizational results.


OCTE is looking for regional representation on the Executive, to the best of its ability. However, sectoral representation and diversity is a top priority. 


Presently we are looking to fill the following appointed positions on our OCTE Executive Committee:


●       A second Industry Representative

●       Representation from North Western Ontario and North Central Ontario

●       Indigenous Representation

●       Representation of People of Colour


The Selection Process


A three-step process will be led by the OCTE Nominations Committee of the OCTE Executive, supported and administered by the Past Chair of the OCTE Executive.


Step 1 – Applicants will submit an expression of interest letter (maximum of two-pages), accompanied by a resume. The application period will open on February 27th, 2022, and close on April 25th, 2022.


Step 2 – Short-listed applicants will be invited to a 30-minute interview with the selection committee, to take place by late April 2022.


Step 3 – Successful applicants will be confirmed on or about May 1st, 2022, and the new Directors will join the Board at the 2022 Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 6, 2022.


The recruitment process will be promoted on the OCTE website, through membership emails, social media platforms, existing partner and volunteer networks, and other third-party organizations that have expertise in recruiting Board members to organizations.



Application Requirements


The expression of interest letter should address the following:


1. Why do you want to serve as a member of the Board of Directors or OCTE Executive?


2. What, if any, experience do you have with OCTE or Technological Education in general?


3. What other leadership positions, private sector and/or not-for-profit, have you held relevant to Technological Education?


4. What specific competencies/skills would you bring to the OCTE Board of Directors or the OCTE Executive?


5. What is your vision for OCTE in the next 3-5 years?


6. Describe at least one new idea, opportunity, or recommendation you would bring to the OCTE Board of Directors or the OCTE Executive for discussion?


Please provide two references, including name, title, email and phone contact information.


Please submit your application to:  David Lewis, OCTE Past Chair and lead of OCTE Nomination Committee at