Stewart has more than 20 years of experience at three Ontario colleges (Cambrian, Niagara, Confederation) that includes leadership of access, preparatory, transfer, postsecondary and staff development programming.
He knows Ontario’s Literacy and Essential Skills Field well. His consulting work and administrative career have provided ample experience with Employment Ontario, Literacy and Basic Skills, Apprenticeship, and Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills. He has practical experience with organizational needs assessment, essential skills assessment (TOWES, HRSDC tools, etc.) and program evaluation.
He is currently working as Project Coordinator, Supporting Apprenticeship Completions, which is looking, in particular, at ways to promote greater success challenging the Certificate of Qualification. He consulted to several other projects – one as a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) Subject Matter Expert to CONNECT Strategic Alliances that developed Essential Skills tools and resources for career practitioners; another as a Learning Advisor to the Ontario Literacy Coalition (now Essential Skills Ontario) implementing two WLES site projects; and a third as a researcher to the College Sector Committee to (1) identify the role of essential employability skills in the success of adult learners’ transition to first year Business, Health, and Technology programs and (2) report on the needs of early school leavers, particularly youth, Aboriginals, second generation learners, social assistance recipients and on-line learners making the transition to postsecondary, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.