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 OEL activity is just another way to give back for Precision Electric

Scott Huckins, owner of Precision Electric considers his work with the Ontario Electrical League (OEL) to be an extension of what he’s been doing his entire career; helping future and fellow electricians anyway he can.

As a first generation electrician, Huckins was encouraged to enter into the trades through school and regional competitions like the Halton Skills Competition.

“I took third in it 25 years ago,” Huckins recalls. “Nobody typically ends up on the path that they started on. I’m weird in that way because I’ve wanted to be an electrician since I was 18.”

Besides a brief hiatus in the design and program end of things, the Milton area man has done just that, and has shared his experiences along the way.

This season he sat as a judge in the 2015 Halton Skills Competition. Huckins has shown through his experience and efforts that every electrician can make a lasting difference in the life of those coming into the industry.

“We try to help out where we can,” he said.

In addition to volunteering to judge the Halton Skills Competition, Huckins has also been involved in a school board initiative (Men As Career Coaches) that pairs professionals with senior students for a day of mentoring and career guidance.

Click here to read the full story from the June issue of Dialogue by Stacey Roy.

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Letter to the Editor
By Stephen Sell

The Ontario government hoped to pacify critics of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) with its announcement last October of an independent review.

The province appointed Tony Dean, former secretary of cabinet and head of Ontario's Public Service to look at how the controversial College of Trades should be reformed.

Now, after months of consultations,  Dean is in the home stretch of his review. As he writes his recommendations, we hope he'll prove us wrong, by doing more than just going through the motions.

Here's how:

For starters, ensure the College of Trades is open, transparent, and accountable to its members. This requires a fundamental change from top to bottom. Of Ontario's 35 self-regulating colleges, OCOT is the only one whose entire governing, policymaking and adjudication body is made up entirely of government appointees. Why is OCOT the exception? It's about time the leadership at the College was elected by its membership, not appointed by the minister.

Please click here to read the full Letter to the Editor in the Daily Commercial News