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Manitoba Trucking Association Scholarships Awarded to Highest Achieving Apprentices

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Manitoba Trucking Association Scholarship for achieving the highest marks in their respective apprenticeship trade. Travis Zinkowski (Bison Transport) Level 1 Transport Trailer Technician, Terrence Degerness (Freightliner Manitoba Ltd.) Level 1 Transport Truck Mechanic, Tim Janzen (Maxim Truck and Trailer) Level 2 Transport Truck Mechanic and Barry Biswanger (Kleysen Transportation Solutions) Level 2 Transport Trailer Technician.

Manitoba Public Insurance Apprenticeship Grant and Tool Allowance

Up to $2,000 is now available after successful completion of each level of the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer and Motor Vehicle Body Painter apprenticeship program. Up to $5,000 is also available to registered apprentices in these trades to help cover the cost of purchasing tools. Click here for more information.

Winners of the 2010 Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction Announced

Following a beautiful celebration at the Fort Garry Hotel, Friday, November 5th, the winners of the 2010 Awards of Distinction were announced. Congratulations to John McNarry - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Assiniboine College (Instructor of the Year), Evan Bowman - Industrial Instrument Mechanic, HudBay Minerals (Journeyperson of the Year –Rural), Carl Gleich - Carpenter, PCL Constructors (Journeyperson of the Year – Urban), Northland Ford Sales-The Pas,( Employer of the Year- Rural), PCL Constructors Ltd. (Employer of the Year- Urban),Grant Kurian Trucking Ltd. ( Employer of the Year -Internationally Experienced Tradespersons). Apprentissage Manitoba, along with the Apprenticeship and Certification Board thank all participating employers, journeypersons, instructors and their nominators. Special thanks to the event partners, sponsors, Fort Garry Hotel, Chef Joseph Wojakowski, Chef Helmut Mathae and team of culinary apprentices and pre-employment students for making the 2010 Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction a success!

Make a contribution to the Apprenticeship Endowment Fund

The Apprenticeship Endowment Fund managed in conjunction with the Winnipeg Foundation and overseen by the Apprenticeship Endowment Fund Advisory Committee assists Apprentissage Manitoba in attracting and retaining a diverse mix of apprentices through the availability of financial incentives made available through this fund. Tax receipts are provided.

Meet the 2010 Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction Top Nominees

The Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction annually honours employers, journeypersons and instructors who have made an outstanding contribution to Apprenticeship training and trade certification. Meet this years’ top finalists.

Inform the Apprenticeship and Certification Board Strategic Plan

The Apprenticeship and Certification Board is looking for your input as to how the apprenticeship and certification system can be further enhanced to benefit all Manitobans. Review the Discussion Guide for information about the nine areas of feedback and how you can make your submission.

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program Infoline

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program has established an Infoline to provide Canadians with a toll-free service to answer frequently-asked-questions about Red Seal as well as financial incentives for apprenticeship. The number is 1-877-599-6933. Callers also have the option of leaving a message and an agent will return their call to answer their questions.

Len Evans Centre Officially Opened at ACC

New trades training facility at Assiniboine Community College, officially opened its doors October 1st, 2010. More infomation.

New Apprenticeable Trade - Construction Craft Worker

On July 21, 2010, the Manitoba government registered Construction Craft Worker as a two-year apprenticeable trade program.

Changes to Existing Trade Regulations

On July 21, 2010, the Manitoba government registered a new trade regulation for the trade of Industrial Welder and made amendments to trade of Hairstylist.

New Apprenticeable Trade - Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

In September 2009, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician was designated as a three-year apprenticeable trade in the Province du Manitoba.

Apprenticeship part of winning team for Learning Innovation Award

In a joint partnership with RRC, Apprentissage Manitoba created this winning e-apprenticeship pilot project of delivering an electrical level 1 course on-line. This course proved to be successful with registered apprentices and there is a demand for more alternate course delivery options. Apprentissage Manitoba is currently looking at ways to integrate e-learning in its course schedule.

Apprentissage Manitoba recognized in Manitoba Service Excellence Award-Partnership category

Louisiana Pacific Ltd. (LP) partners with representatives from Apprentissage Manitoba, Employment Manitoba, Industry and Workforce Development the Northern Manitoba Sector Council and Workplace Education Manitoba, to win the 2010 Manitoba Service Excellence Partnership Award for their work on the innovative Industry Workplace Apprenticeship Host project. The project assisted LP to retain highly skilled journeypersons at a reduced cost to the company, expand apprenticeship opportunities for existing employees, and recruit new apprentices from the surrounding communities during the challenging economic downturn in the Swan River region. During layoff, the Northern Manitoba Sector Council was the employer/host to enable LP journeypersons and apprentices to continue on-site practical training at LP.

2010 Partnership Award Recipients

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Apprentissage Manitoba awards first annual Endowment Fund Bursary

In 2009, Manitoba Competitiveness, Training and Trade announced the creation of the Apprenticeship Endowment Fund, established to promote participation in the apprenticeship system and support prospective and current apprentices in Manitoba. The Apprenticeship Endowment Fund is managed by the Apprenticeship Endowment Fund Committee (made up of members of the Apprenticeship and Certification Board) in partnership with the Winnipeg Foundation.

Apprentissage Manitoba is pleased to announce that the first annual Apprenticeship Endowment Fund Bursary 2010 has been granted to a prospective female apprentice planning to register in the Electrician trade.

2010 – 2011 Apprenticeship Technical Training Registration Calendar

Course registration began the week of May 31, 2010. For more information and to register, please review the Calendar for details on your course registration.