Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Awards Banquet

[Click to Enlarge] Top graduate apprentices from across Canada received recognition at the National Apprenticeship Awards Banquet held August 19th, 2015 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. (Left to right) Dylan MacIntyre, L-73, Nova Scotia; Dylan Cunliffe, L-359, British Columbia; James Ross, L-271, Quebec; Kathleen Pike, L-203, Newfoundland and Labrador; Brock Overs, L-555, Saskatchewan; Alida Nourry, L-146, Alberta; Timothy Chibi, L-146, Alberta; Davis Boucher, L-73, New Brunswick; Joel Baker, L-128, Ontario; and Ed Friesen, L-555, Manitoba.

The National Training Trust Fund hosts an annual Apprenticeship Awards Banquet to recognize apprentices in both the welder and boilermaker trade who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to maintaining a high standard of achievement in their apprenticeship program. National Training asks the local lodge apprenticeship committee to select one graduate apprentice from the boilermaker and welder trade who has demonstrated excellence in their on-the-job and in-school training throughout their apprenticeship.

The national event provides a venue where the graduate apprentices are formally recognized for the hard work and commitment during their apprenticeship program. This benchmark award of achievement is a significant motivator for apprentices to strive for during their training.

Prior to the debut of the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Awards Banquet, top graduate apprentices from 1993 until 2014 competed in the National Boilermaker Apprenticeship Competition. Click to view the Apprenticeship Competition Winners.