Ruth McGillivray, M.A., is Chief Operations Officer for Northwest Seminary in Langley, BC, where she oversees CBTE program operations and new partnership development, participates in new program development, and provides oversight to quality control for competency-based programs. Prior to her role at Northwest, Ruth spent 25+ years designing, developing and leading competency-based learning and assessment programs in technology and trades. She served in Canada’s trades training system, providing direction to provincial certification and contributing to national Red Seal programs, and has also developed competency-based programs for a variety of technology, health care and HR organizations. Ruth’s keywords for program design: scalable, sustainable solutions that meet client needs.