Philip (Phil) Adams joins Georgian College today, Oct. 31, as the new Campus Principal and Associate Dean at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus. Phil is responsible for providing college-wide leadership on apprenticeship activity, overseeing all operations and programs at the campus, and collaborating on community engagement initiatives across the region.
“Phil brings extensive knowledge in managing postsecondary trades, apprenticeship programs and curriculum development to Georgian. As a certified metal fabricator, he has a wealth of experience in the skilled trades and makes a fantastic addition to our Midland Campus team as we continue to expand our offerings in this area.”
– Dr. Rebecca Sabourin, Dean of Engineering and Environmental Technologies, Skilled Trades
Previous to Georgian, Phil was employed at Cambrian College as the Chair of School of Skills Training where he managed the operations of nine trades programs and eight apprenticeship programs. Most recently, he has been teaching as a partial-load faculty member in the Welding Techniques program at Georgian’s Midland Campus. Phil led the development of program curriculum to align with levels 1 and 2 of the Red Seal Welding apprenticeship curriculum.
Notably, Phil was also responsible for developing and launching the Georgina Trades Training Inc., Skilled Trades Institute where he led a team in the delivery of eight residential and commercial trades to students.
As a lifelong learner, Phil is currently pursuing his Master of Education, Leadership in Learning Course at the University of Prince Edward Island.
I’m pleased to take on this leadership role at Georgian and as a certified tradesperson and educator, I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of our students and the Midland Campus, Throughout my career, I’ve enjoyed being witness to and part of many students’ success stories through postsecondary education and apprenticeship training. I truly believe that a career in skilled trades presents endless opportunities.
– Phil Adams, Campus Principal, Robbert Hartog Midland Campus