William "Bill" Romas has delivered safety-related training for many years, mainly at INCO and later Vale. He retired as a Program Co-ordinator from Vale, and holds a BSc from Laurentian University with a certificate in Fine Particle Science. In 1987 he graduated with a certificate in Environmental Biology from Cambrian College. In 1990 he graduated from Cambrian College with a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Chemical Toxicology.
Bill received an appreciation award from Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology for his years of educational collaboration and in honour of his contributions to learning.
Bill's experience has been quite extensive! Most recently he’s been engaged at Migashco, helping deliver a portion of their Groundbreakers Program in the mining sector. Prior to that he was part of the Training and Development Department for Inco/Vale-Inco, where he developed, facilitated and managed leadership programs. These programs ran for twenty years, involving over 800 participants. Bill also participated in the development and facilitation of a “high potential” Talent Development Program. His participants came from Canada, China, United States, England, Wales, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and New Guinea.
Bill specializes in occupational health and safety. His training tool chest draws on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a dramatic Mock Inquest, and the principles of Due Diligence. In collaboration with the local labour union, he was part of the development and facilitation of a safety workshops, and which were delivered to over 4600 employees.
Bill has also facilitated events, most notably the Strategic Planning Program with Vale’s senior leadership. He has been very involved in several Training Needs Assessments and Training Impact Evaluations in Canada and in Indonesia.