Hundreds of Apprentices Achieve Certification

Labour and Advanced Education

November 7, 2015 8:45 PM

More than 400 newly certified journeypersons have joined the ranks of Nova Scotia's highly respected trades professionals.

Trade leaders, training partners, government, and members of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Board celebrated their achievements this evening, Nov. 7, in Dartmouth.

"I want to congratulate all of the newly certified journeypersons," said Joachim Stroink, MLA for Halifax Chebucto, who attended the event on behalf of Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. "These individuals have earned a demanding and highly regarded credential that will lead to great opportunities here in the province."

Justin Marshall, a truck and transport mechanic from Fall River and Thomas Stenason, an automotive service technician from Halifax, were presented with the Apprentice Award of Excellence for their strong work ethic, skill and professionalism throughout the apprenticeship program.

Pricilla Stewart, union president from Aramark Hospital in New Glasgow and Jarrod Brown an instructor from the NSCC Institute of Technology Campus, were also recognized with this year's Mentor/Coach Award.

The apprenticeship celebration is a bi-annual event sponsored by industry, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and NSCC.

Nova Scotia's apprenticeship system prepares people for jobs in the skilled trades. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is focusing on improving the number of apprenticeship opportunities in the province, and helping apprentices complete their journey to certification.

More information about apprenticeship is available at www.nsapprenticeship.ca/.

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     More than 400 certified journeypersons were recognized at

an event tonight (November 7th) for joining the ranks of Nova

Scotia's journeypersons.

     Awards of excellence were given to newly certified

journeypersons, Justin Marshall and Thomas Stenason, and top

mentors, Pricilla Stewart and Jarrod Brown.

     Recipients were accompanied by trade leaders, training

partners, government, and members of the Nova Scotia

Apprenticeship Board.

     Joachim Stroink, MLA for Halifax Chebucto, spoke on

behalf of Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan,

offering congratulations to the journeypersons and saying their

highly regarded credential will lead them to great opportunities

in the province.

     More information about apprenticeship is available at w-w-w

dot n-s apprenticeship dot c-a.

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Media Contact: Chrissy Matheson
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