NTTF cites McLaughlin with industry award
TEN CANADIAN APPRENTICES received recognition as top achievers during an awards ceremony at the 2017 Canadian Tripartite Conference in New Brunswick August 23.
Selected by their respective lodges, they included (pictured above) front row, l. to r., Alexandr Kogay, L-146 (Edmonton, Alberta); Dustin Richard, L-73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia); Leah McIntyre, L-128 (Toronto, Ontario); Philippe Boudreau, Local 271 (Montreal, Quebec); Kelsi Hill, L-555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba); and, back row, l. to r., Kyle Jenkins, L-359 (Vancouver, British Columbia); Tyler O’Brien, Local 146; Justin MacDonell, L-555; Dylan Steele, L-128; and Joe Thibodeau, L-73.
National Training Coordinator Grant Jacobs praised the honorees, stating: “Each of the graduate apprentices has demonstrated the ability to excel and lead through example. They are the future leaders of this industry, be that as journeyman, foreman, general foreman, superintendent, project manager, job steward, union leader or a business leader.”
The National Training Trust Fund also recognized John McLaughlin as the recipient of the 2017 Industry Award of Excellence for high achievement in support of apprenticeship training. McLaughlin is the CEO of Canadian contractor CIMS and a Red Seal (craft certification) Boilermaker and 40-year member of Local 359.
McLaughlin urged the apprentices being recognized to find a way to give back to the industry, trade and union by showing up to work ready to work. He said getting a Red Seal certification is a great way to start a wonderful career.