Electrical contractors among 2012 Ontario apprenticeship training award winners
By Alyssa Dalton
June 20, 2012 – Big congratulations to Bergeron Electric Ltd. (pictured. Photo A. Capkun) and Fred Hook Ltd.– two of four Ontario employers being recognized for their dedication to training the next generation of skilled workers.
This year, six of the 16 employers nominated are from our own industry. CLICK HERE to see which other electrical contractors were nominated.
Now in 10th year, the annual Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training celebrate employers that show leadership in training apprentices, support the apprenticeship training system, and promote careers in skilled trades.
“Ontario’s apprenticeship system is an integral part of our economy. By training apprentices, these exceptional companies are helping build our skilled workforce of the future,” said Glen Murray, minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
According to the government, more than 120,000 apprentices are learning a skilled trade today— 60,000 more than in 2002-03.