The TeamMeet the People Behind OGTP

Our Passion for Innovation

We are a team of passionate, results-driven and dedicated people. Collectively, we draw on over 60 years of experience working in Alberta’s oil and gas and other industries to design and implement successful training programs that are uniquely suited for new Canadians who bring a multitude of transferable skills and experience to their new home.

  • The CCIS OGTP re-tools and re-trains competent individuals according to industry needs and expectations
  • The OGTP has experienced ten-fold growth since 2001
  • Every year over 1000 applications are received for 68 training seats. Men and women apply to OGTP locally, some inquire online while still overseas

Let us introduce you to the members of our team:

Management Team

bob Khan

Bob Khan  linkedin icon

Director of Operations

A highly collaborative and accomplished Director of Operations with 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Bob is a motivator who inspires superior performance and success by developing, coaching and mentoring clients and staff. Bob is an effective communicator and negotiator with a solid record of working effectively through presentations and  meetings with industry executives and stakeholders  and both federal and provincial governments. Bob focuses on building consensus, which leads to achievement of his objective: to design and deliver  relevant customized training solutions. He has an innate aptitude for bridging cultures, recruiting and retaining clients and employees, and influencing new partnerships.

Email: - Phone: (403) 514-8325 - [+] LinkedIn



Monika B

Monika Bhandari  linkedin icon

Senior Program Coordinator

Monika brings 10 years of experience to the Business, Employment and Training division at CCIS, both as a program facilitator and program coordinator. She has been involved in the successful delivery of a wide range of training programs including but not limited to construction, the trades and oil and gas.
Monika has a keen business acumen which helps her build and manage relationships with students, government and industry. Through her talent and professionalism, she has earned the respect of her fellow colleagues within private industry and government.

Email: - Phone: (403) 514-8328 - [+] LinkedIn



Khalid Hakim 2015

Khalid Hakim  linkedin icon

Media Specialist || Program Coordinator

Khalid has a solid background in diverse fields including information technology and management. He utilizes this vast set of skills to support the CCIS Oil and Gas Training Programs team to accomplish their mission to help newcomers find sustainable employment in the industry.
As a talented and creative media producer, Khalid is also responsible for advising, designing and coordinating numerous media initiatives at CCIS, and is at the helm of the Oil and Gas Programs website.

Email: - Phone: (403) 514-8326 - [+] LinkedIn


Support Assistants


Vina Mariano  linkedin icon

Intake Officer

Being at the forefront of client intake and with over 10 years of experience in administration and customer service, Vina delivers excellent clerical structure and organisation to the Team. Vina’s s ability to work under pressure, and her solid program knowledge combined with her astute client assessment and cultural sensitivity, produces an indispensable measure of support to program implementation.

Email: - Phone: (403) 290-5460- [+] LinkedIn