Jesse Tiefenbach became an Employer Representative of the Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector on April 5, 2017.

“Since moving to Saskatchewan in 2010, I have found the Apprenticeship program in Saskatchewan to be very strong. Shortly after moving to the province, I began an Apprenticeship as a Guest Service Representative. In 2011 I received my Journeyperson certification. The opportunity of becoming a Journeyperson Guest Service Representative was very appealing to me. Working in the hospitality industry for 10 years, this was the first time that I had seen an Industry led certification process. I recently joined the Commission Board as the Employer Representative for Tourism, Agriculture & Service Sector in April 2017.

As an employer in Tourism, I am proud to work in one of Canada’s fastest growing industries. My role on the Commission will allow for me to be a voice for these growing sectors. My goal is to help broaden the appeal towards Apprenticeship in the Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sectors. These are very important employers in our province and they are among some of the strongest areas of our economy. As the province continues to grow, and these industries grow, we will need more and more trained professionals. It will be very important that we continue to ensure that people have awareness of the Apprenticeship programs and the vast number of industries included. My goals are to ensure that people understand the variety of Apprenticeship programs available and that these programs are easily accessed.

Since 2007, I have worked with d3h Hotels Inc. – one of Saskatchewan’s leading tourism employers. In my role as the Chief Human Resources Officer, I oversee all aspects of Employment with d3h. As a company, we have continuously encouraged employees to participate in the Apprenticeship program and we have had many employees complete their Journeyperson status. We look forward to supporting and encouraging Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan.”