Neil Cooke is chair of transportation heavy apprenticeship trades at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he has been involved with the development and implementation of numerous new trade programs.
In partnership with stakeholders in the transportation industry, Cooke has worked on applied research into alternative fuels, propulsion systems and power generation for units in the Arctic. He currently serves as chair of the Canadian Association of Motive Power Educators, and is an executive member of the Canadian National Accreditation Board for motive power programming.
In addition to his experience in postsecondary education, Cooke is an active volunteer within his community, contributing his time to youth programs and is also involved with off‑reserve members of the Peguis First Nations.
Cooke holds a master’s degree in education, postsecondary administration. Additionally he also holds a bachelor of science in technical education, a diploma in vocational education, a certificate in adult education and is an inter‑provincially certified heavy‑duty technician.