Over 400 people were in attendance on Friday night in Regina for the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, recognizing the accomplishments of apprentices, employers, training providers and other apprenticeship and trade stakeholders through a special dinner celebration at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

"Skilled tradespeople play a key role in Saskatchewan's growth," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "They deserve to be celebrated for their meaningful contributions to our province's apprenticeship and trade certification system. Congratulations to everyone being honoured tonight." 

The night will consist of the 30 outstanding new journeypersons, 11 SATCC awards and scholarships, and 12 industry scholarships. More on the night itself can be found here.

The list of local people and businesses receiving recognition includes:

Outstanding New Journeypersons

  • Jarl Haapala (Outlook) - Truck and Transport Mechanic 

Apprenticeship Commission Scholarships and Awards

  • Weese Electric LTD, Plenty - Outstanding Employer - Fewer than 50 employees
  • Char Dansereau, Macrorie Dinsmore Composite, Beechy School, Lucky Lake School - Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Champion Award

"On behalf of the SATCC and the Commission Board of Directors, congratulations to this year's award winners," SATCC Board Chair Jeff Sweet said. "Your skills and knowledge keep the water flowing, the buildings standing and the lights on. The hard work and dedication to excellence demonstrated by skilled tradespeople are an essential part of Saskatchewan's past and future success." 

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