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Celebrating Success in the Skilled Trades

OCTOBER 4, 2013

The thirteenth annual Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony and Banquet tonight will celebrate success in the skilled trades.

Newly certified journeypersons and additional honourable achievements will be presented tonight at the celebration, which is hosted by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) at the Conexus Arts Centre.

The awards will recognize the 34 top achievers of 1,664 journeypersons who were certified in 47 designated trades, and the three top achievers of those who were certified in 23 subtrades between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

“The awards event celebrates what the apprenticeship and certification system is all about,” Commission Board of Directors Chair Garry Kot said.  “It’s about the journey through apprenticeship to certification and the entire support network that makes the journey possible.”

Awards will also be presented to those with outstanding achievements.  The George Pellerin Memorial Scholarship is presented to the highest achieving journeyperson of all trades.  The Commission Board of Directors Scholarship is awarded to the highest achieving Aboriginal person, and the Bruce Pearce Scholarship is awarded to a recipient who has completed a program at the Regina Trades and Skills Centre and entered into apprenticeship.

In addition, the Artisan Award will be presented for the first time since 2009 to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the apprenticeship system.

“Apprenticeship is critical to the development of local talent to work in the skilled trades in Saskatchewan,” Minister responsible for the SATCC Bill Boyd said.  “Congratulations to all of the newly certified journeypersons in Saskatchewan for your accomplishments and thank you to those who support them.”

At the awards celebration, Skills Canada Saskatchewan apprentice gold winners will be honoured, and industry associations will also recognize recipients with industry awards.

The SATCC manages the apprenticeship and certification system in Saskatchewan, helping skilled tradespeople make the journey from first year apprentice to certified journeyperson.

There will be photos available of all journeypersons in attendance.  For information about the awards, like us on Facebook (Sask Apprenticeship) and follow us on Twitter (@SKApprentice).


For more information, contact:

Julie Folk
Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Phone: 306-787-0187
Cell: 306-537-4692


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