Mr. Skerik, an electrician by trade, comes to Viridian Energy Co-op with decades of electrical experience throughout the province with experience working in schools, hospitals, shopping centres, skating arenas, distilleries, sawmill and other industrial plants. He has also owned and operated Don Skerik Electric for for over 20 years, in which he has served Cowichan Valley and Victoria residents.
Mr. Skerik has a passion for social justice and fairness in the world. He is passionate about co-operatives and he is an organizer of the Cowichan co-operatives connections. In 2014 he was the campaign manager for Rob Douglas’s successful campaign for North Cowichan Councilor. He is also a teach and educator holding a provincial instructor diploma from Vancouver Community College.
Mr. Skerik is the co-ops electrical field safety representative (FSR) and holds the following qualifications:
- Electrical Contractors License #22258
- Electrical Interprovincial #26.055
- Northern Lights College – Solar heating course
- CanSIA Solar Hot Water Installer certification
- British Columbia Provincial Instructor Diploma
- Fourth Class Power Engineer C0620
- B.C.I.T. Supervision & Management
- O.L.I. – Project Management