Support Ontario Youth executive director resigns

by | May 12, 2023 | 0 comments

The Board of Directors of Support Ontario Youth (SOY) announces that executive director Stephen Sell will be resigning as of May 31, 2023.

Mr. Sell has been an invaluable asset to the growth of SOY since its inception seven years ago, and will leave the organization with a strong legacy in advocating apprenticeship issues in the province.

Mr. Sell has decided to pursue new opportunities in the private sector, and SOY wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.

The Board is actively searching for a replacement to ensure the organization continues to uphold its mission to support and advocate for all sides involved in the apprenticeship equation. SOY will continue to provide the same support, resources, and dedication to all they serve throughout the transition.

SOY looks forward to continuing to provide innovative solutions that support stronger participation in the apprenticeship system that supports a strong economy in Ontario.

“I want to personally thank Stephen for his leadership and vision for SOY over the last 7 years and wish him all the best on behalf of our organization in his future endeavours,” says Mo Awan, Chair of the Board, Support Ontario Youth.

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About SOY

Support Ontario Youth is a registered charity working closely with apprentices, employers, and industry stakeholders to identify gaps in apprenticeship learning and training and help those directly involved by supporting, mentoring, and guiding their efforts to help streamline and modernize the trade pathways.

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