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Events

Upcoming Event

The Highest Achievement Awards will be held on June 20, 2019 at the Red River College, Skilled Trades and Technology Centre’s Atrium

Awards of Distinction

The 12th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction was held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This awards ceremony 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.

 
2018 Awards of Distinction Winners

Employer of the Year

Employer of the Year - Urban
  • Urban - PCL Constructors Ltd. - In photo with Minister of Education and Training, Kelvin Goertzen

 

Employer of the Year - Rural
  • Rural - Forman Honda - In photo with Minister of Education and Training, Kelvin Goertzen

 

Employer of the Year - Internationally Experienced Tradespersons
  • Internationally Experienced Tradespersons - Bison Transport - In photo with Anne Janes, Acting Secretary of the Apprenticeship and Certification Board

 

Journeyperson of the Year

Journeyperson of the Year - Urban
  • Urban - Carl Gleich, in the Trade of Carpenter - In photo with Cordella Friesen, Interim Executive Director of Apprenticeship Manitoba

 

Journeyperson of the Year - Rural
  • Rural - Riley Chumola, in the Trade of Welder – Cordella Friesen, Interim Executive Director of Apprenticeship Manitoba

 

Instructor of the Year

Instructor of the Year
  • Gary Van Der Zweep in the Trade of Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson, Red River College - In photo with Colleen Kachulak, Assistant Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development

 

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.