President's Biography

Ray Karasevich
President and CEO
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Ray Karasevich PhotoRay Karasevich joined the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology in August of 2014.

In October 2017, Ray was appointed President and CEO. In this role, Ray is responsible for leading MITT toward the goals and objectives outlined in its Strategic Plan and guiding the institution toward its overarching objective to be "Industry Driven. Student Focused."

Previously, as Vice-President, Academic, Ray led MITT’s focused efforts to develop post-secondary and high school programs that provide students direct points of entry into career-related employment, and foster strategic relationships with peer colleges and universities in the province that allow MITT graduates to seamlessly continue their post-secondary journey.

As VPA, Ray’s leadership portfolio included programming for domestic and international audiences, enhancing academic operations, developing new technical/vocational certificates and diplomas, and the French-language trades training offered through MITT’s unique partnership with the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine.

Ray’s career prior to joining MITT includes diverse leadership opportunities and—equally important—a demonstrated effectiveness at building strategic relationships within government, industry, and post-secondary education communities.

As Secretary to the Council on Post-Secondary Education, Ray oversaw funding and policy development for Manitoba’s post-secondary system and coordinated development of the province’s college system through the College Expansion Initiative. Ray forged close working relationships with industry as Executive Director of Industry Workforce Development, as well as with the health sciences community, through a senior role with the Manitoba Health Research Council (now Research Manitoba). In addition to his professional experience, Ray is currently completing a doctorate in higher education leadership at Western University.

As MITT continues to expand its offering of industry driven, student focused training opportunities for secondary, post-secondary, adult and international learners, Ray’s leadership will be one of engines helping propel it forward as an institution of choice in Manitoba.

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