Awards of Excellence

The Let’s Get to Work Steering Committee is proud to announce the Career and Workforce Development Awards of Excellence winners for 2015.


This Year’s Bill Schulz Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is Ron Bartlette

Ron Bartlette

Ron Bartlette is the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Winnipeg Transition Centre, where he has spent 26-years honing his craft as an expert facilitator, engaging Employment Counsellor, successful Program Manager, and creative workshop designer.

Throughout his long and successful career, Ron has helped thousands of people to enter and re-enter the workforce. His selfless pursuit of helping others through facilitating, coaching, counselling, developing, and managing individuals, workshops, and programs has improved the lives of many Manitobans.

Ron is a certified Career and Employment Coach, Practical Workshop Facilitator, and designated Manitoba trainer of the Job Finding Club Facilitator Training Certification program.

He co-designed Train-the-Trainer a professional development workshop, which he has delivered to receptive audiences across Canada.

Ron was selected to be part of the Manitoba Group that attended the National Symposium of Career Development and has been a Manitoba representative for national meetings held by the Canadian Career Development Foundation.

Over his storied career, Ron has facilitated hundreds of workshops and motivated, educated, and invigorated thousands of working professionals and unemployed individuals. While facilitating, he fosters a supportive environment where individuals can learn, grow, and achieve their goals.

The list of workshop topics he has facilitated includes:  career planning, job searching aids, résumé development, interview skills, tools and techniques for presenters, workshop facilitation skills, life skills, appreciation and recognition of managers, performance coaching, among others.

In addition to general workshop facilitation, his exceptional skills and experience have allowed Ron to branch out into designing and facilitating custom made workshops for universities, federal government departments, municipal governments, education programs, local hospitals, and several provincial government organizations.

He created the Career and Employment Coach Certificate, Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate, and, in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg and Humber College, the intensive five day Job Finding Club Facilitator Certificate.

He developed and managed re-employment programs for both the federal and provincial government, including: Mature Worker Initiative and Job Find Club, Job Placement and Marketing, and the Employment Assistance Resource.

A quick look at Ron’s employment history makes apparent what is already known to his family, close friends, and colleagues: Ron has devoted his life to helping others.  He has guided, enriched, and empowered thousands of people through his hard work and dedication.

In every sense, Ron Bartlette is a community leader worthy of the Bill Schulz Lifetime Achievement Award.

Join us for the Awards Ceremony Luncheon where winners for the remaining categories will be announced.