With a decade of expertise in the human resources and customer service fields and a passion for teaching, Jason Summers is a welcome addition to the team at NorQuest College. Having worked his way up through both retail and casino organizations, Jason has picked up the skills and knowledge needed to effectively mentor the next generation of hospitality leaders.
Jason began his professional career with over eight years in the retail sector at IKEA Edmonton, where he held positions in the Restaurant, Goodsflow and Sales departments, and Human Resources. After leaving Ikea, Jason began a five year career in the casino industry at PURE Canadian Gaming, working as a Human Resources Coordinator, an HR Advisor, and ultimately in his current role as a Human Resources Manager.
Jason attended MacEwan University and Athabasca University for Human Resources Management, earning a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, and is also the first instructor to conduct a casino course in the city of Edmonton. Jason loves to communicate topics which he is passionate about, and hopes to encourage others to join the rewarding world of hospitality. In his spare time, Jason is extremely passionate about sports, playing hockey, golf, squash, racquetball, soccer, and many others.