Rod Bianchini is the Interim Chief Operating Officer for the Industry Training Authority. Rod joined ITA in 2013 as the Manger of Apprenticeship Advisors where he played a key role in the introduction of Apprenticeship Advisors to the BC trades training system. As Director of Industry Relations, Rod will lead the Industry Relations and Apprenticeship Advisor teams fulfilling ITA’s strategic goal of engaging and supporting Industry, Employer Sponsors and Apprentices. Rod is a certified Roofer with an extensive trades background. He began his career with Martel Bros. Sheet Metal Ltd. working his way from an apprentice to a fully certified Roofer. Before joining ITA, Rod worked as an Industrial Relations Officer, Regional Manager with the Ministry of Labour. His proven success led to a successful career as leader and manager. Rod has a proven history of leading and developing new teams.