The
StrataSkills Team

StrataSkills is the business-to-business division of StrataTech Education Group. The StrataSkills team is committed to living up to the core values of our division every day, as we develop tailored skilled trades training solutions for business.

When working with our customers, we always look to innovate, and we will find a way to meet your unique needs. Work with us and you will find us to be an authentic, genuine business partner that delivers on promises made.

Meet the Team

Brendan Metkiff

Brendan Metkiff

VP of Client Solutions

Brendan brings over 20 years’
experience in consulting,
marketing, education, learning
and developmentto his lead role
at StrataSkills.

Alex Declair

Alex Declair

Product Owner

Alex, a TWS graduate, became a welding instructor at RSI. Alex was part of the team that developed
OcuWeld; he moved to the StrataSkills team in 2022.

Bree Sladovnik

Bree Sladovnik

Implementation Manager

Bree is a trades professional with a decade of industry and teaching experience who prioritizes her clients’ needs. Bree blends field expertise with educational knowledge to craft customized training solutions. 

Patrick Trausch

Patrick Trausch

Business Development Manager

Patrick brings over 15 years of experience in business development, strategic partnerships, learning and development into his role as Business Development Manager at StrataSkills.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Business Development Manager

Mike has been working in the skilled trades training industry for over 4 years now. He is passionate about helping individuals and companies develop talent and deliver results.

Susan Connelly

Susan Connelly

Strategic Relationship Manager

With over 15 years of experience, Susan develops and implements strategies to enhance student experiences and outcomes. Susan focuses on delivering high-quality training to help people excel in their fields.

Zoë Hocker

Zoë Hocker

B2B Instructor

Zoë has been a professional welder since he was 18; he started teaching welding in 2011 and believes it to be the most rewarding job he’s ever had.

Jim Russ

Jim Russ

Sr. Instructor & Instructional Designer

Jim has spent close to 40 years in HVAC/R. After 24 years in the field, he “fell” into teaching 15 years ago and fell in love with it.

Shannon Cody

Shannon Cody

Welding Instructor

Shannon is an experienced welding instructor with almost 25
years in the welding field. Shannon joined RSI as an instructor in 2021.

LET’S TALK

If you’d like to learn more about our skilled trades training solutions for business and how we could help your organization, let’s talk. Contact the StrataSkills team today to begin the conversation. Let’s get to work.