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Pinar Uzunkaya

As Project Manager, Employment and Workforce Solutions, Pinar is responsible for managing OTEC’s workforce development projects supporting partnerships and skills development training programs serving job seekers, incumbent workers and employers.

Pinar previously coordinated the Ontario delivery of the hospitality-focused Destination Employment project, in partnership with Tourism HR Canada and a network of provincial/territorial organizations and Tourism SkillsNet North project and currently manages Tourism SkillsNet Ontario: Training Solutions for Resiliency and Retention project, funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (Skills Development Fund) which aims to strengthen performance, capacity and resiliency by supporting develop a resilient workforce, empowering workers and job seekers through meaningful and gainful employment and encouraging partnerships across the economy. The provincial administration of Emerit Skills Training and Certification is also managed by her.

Prior to her tenure at OTEC, Pinar has additional experience in the hospitality industry and international work experience in Communications & Advertising.

Pinar holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Marmara University in Turkey and has certifications in Publicity & Public Relations from the University of Toronto.

Pinar Uzunkaya OTEC Assistant Project Manager

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