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Events

Awards of Distinction

The 11th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This awards ceremony and dinner celebrates those that have shared their time and talent to train apprentices, and to raise the profile of apprenticeship and certification in the skilled trades in Manitoba.
 
2017 Awards of Distinction Winners
 
Employer of the Year
 
Employer of the Year - Urban
  • Urban - Arcweld Industries - In photo with Karen Roe, Apprenticeship and Certification Board Member
 
Employer of the Year - Rural
  • Rural - Enns Brothers Portage la Prairie - In photo with Karen Roe, Apprenticeship and Certification Board Member
 
Journeyperson of the Year
 
Journeyperson of the Year - Urban
  • Urban - Teri Urban on behalf of Nina Widmer, trade of Bricklayer - In photo with Steve Ducharme, Apprenticeship and Certification Board Member
  • Rural - Don Wiebe, trade of Carpenter (no photo available)
 
Instructor of the Year
 
Instructor of the Year
  • UCN President Doug Lauvstad on behalf of Mike Williamson, UCN - In photo with Jan Forster, Assistant Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development
 
Special Recognition
 
Special Recognition for Outstanding Organization
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. - In photo with Lesley McFarlane, Executive Director of Apprenticeship Manitoba
 
Special Recognition for Instructor (Accredited Institution)
  • Jeremy Bender, Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre - In photo with Lesley McFarlane, Executive Director of Apprenticeship Manitoba
 
Manitoba’s qualified trades professionals are important to building a strong and healthy economy for Manitoba. The commitment industry and educators make to the apprenticeship and certification system in Manitoba is recognized and celebrated at the Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction gala dinner. This event also acknowledges the support and commitment of the Provincial Advisory Committee and the Apprenticeship and Certification Board members.