As the Parliamentary Secretary for Skills Training, Andrew Mercier will be leading the public engagement on how best to implement skilled trades certification.
He was elected MLA for Langley in 2020 and is a labour lawyer and an active member of the Langley community.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Andrew worked as legal counsel for Teamsters Local Union No. 213 and served as the executive director of the BC Building Trades Council, where he advocated for improved safety standards for construction sites.
He has served his community on the University of the Fraser Valley Board of Governors, and the City of Langley’s Crime Prevention Task Group.
Andrew was raised in Langley, where he lives with his wife and young daughter.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Industry Training Authority (ITA), Shelley is committed to growing the culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization as well as in the industry. She is passionate about the mission and vision of ITA and is extremely motivated by the organization’s mandate to lead the cultural change that is needed to elevate the skilled trades and apprenticeship system for British Columbia.
She has made an impact with her commitment to improving community initiatives for women and Indigenous Peoples. Shelley created ITA’s first Women in Trades department to increase representation of women in skilled trades, which has evolved into the Equity and Engagement department to support all equity-seeking groups.