Dennis Green founded South Arm Training and Development after over 30 years of working in the hospitality industry. Dennis spent 20 years in the kitchens of small fine dining restaurants in Vancouver, followed by 12 years at go2HR, BC’s tourism industry human resources association, working on a number of initiatives to support the provincial tourism HR strategy.
Dennis’s time at go2HR included leading significant changes to BC’s apprenticeship programs for the tourism and hospitality trades, overseeing sector health and safety programs, working closely with the K-12 and post-secondary education systems, leading labour market research and policy development, development of online and blended learning courses in different learning management systems, and a complete rebuilding of the SuperHost suite of customer service training programs.
In addition to his work experience, Dennis has extensive volunteer experience on a number of non-profit society boards and standing advisory committees for various school districts, post-secondary programs, and crown agencies. He was inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2015 for his contributions to culinary arts training in BC.
Dennis now takes that experience to this new venture, and works collaboratively with other organizations, large and small, to address workforce development and skills training challenges across industry sectors.
South Arm Training and Development is based in Delta BC, and Dennis is grateful to work, live, and play on the unceded traditional territory of the Katzie, sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), W̱SÁNEĆ, Kwantlen, and Stz’uminus people.