Province Doles Out Apprenticeship Awards

Manitoba LogoThe province recognized employers, journeypersons and industry training leaders Thursday night at the eighth annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction.

“These awards recognize the many mentors in Manitoba who are making a difference by building a province where no matter who you are or where you come from, you know you can have a bright future,” said Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Instructor of the year: Barry Chetyrbok, Red River College
  • Journeyperson of the year — urban: Mark Braun, hairstylist, Salon Pop
  • Journeyperson of the year — rural: Rene Bissonnette, automotive service technician, Rosenort Motors
  • Employer of the year — urban: McKenzie Electric Ltd.
  • Employer of the year — rural: Komfort Kitchen

This year marks the 70th anniversary of apprenticeship in Manitoba.