Atlantic Automatic Sprinklers Ltd. owner Marcel Payette has 61 years’ experience and has been instrumental in the training of many apprentices over the years. The company currently has several apprentices on staff.
Lauren Fry works with Down to Earth Gardening Ltd., which is an example that all employers can look to for a pattern of success, growth and how to train excellent journeypersons and apprentices as Landscape Horticulturists.
Bird Construction's Jamie Cameron is a fantastic employer representative and has been a strong promoter of Apprenticeship. Under Jamie’s guidance, Bird Construction always encourages their employees to register as apprentices.
Cherubini Metal Works is an employer that promotes skills development to their apprentices, both internally and through Apprenticeship technical training. At any given time, Cherubini can have 7 to 10 apprentices working towards becoming certified in their trades.
Krista Mills, Robbie Zwicker, Carol Mabey, CKF Inc.
CKF's Human Resource Team, along with their Engineering and Red Seal Certified Tradespeople Teams, have been active in the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Program for many years, providing on-the-job training and supports for many apprentices.
Brian McEwan, Don Cameron, Expert Electric & Alarm Ltd.
Expert Electric & Alarm Ltd., and manager Brian McEwan, provide employment opportunities for many apprentices. The company has several certified journeypersons on staff who provide supervision, training and mentorship to Nova Scotia apprentices.
Governors Pub & Eatery has seen the benefit to their business from employing individuals, like Aimee McDougall, who have embraced the journey to certification. They are committed to participating in apprenticeship.
Shelley Nickerson, Ian McNicol, Garian Construction Ltd.
Ian McNicol of Garian Construction Ltd. has been in business throughout the Tri-county area since 1988, and is a champion employer for the Apprenticeship Program. Garian is a busy company that supports apprentices and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.
Nick Saunders, Brian Richard, Saunders Motors Company
Saunders Motors Company is a family-owned business that has been selling vehicles for many generations and has built a solid reputation for quality of service and commitment to their valued clients. Service Manager Brian Richards' leadership has influenced the company’s reputation by promoting and championing the value of a highly-skilled workforce.
Tibbetts Electrical has been very active in the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Program for 28 years. Eric Tibbetts, along with his Red Seal Certified Construction Electrician staff, have mentored many apprentices through to certification.
Archie Pye, Dartmouth Central Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Dartmouth Central Plumbing & Heating and Owner/Operator Archie Pye continuously hire many apprentices in the Plumber trade and provide them with the support, mentoring and encouragement to successfully complete their apprenticeship programs.
Chef Alan Crosby at White Point Beach Resort’s ‘Elliot’s Dining Room’ is a strong advocate of the apprenticeship system in Nova Scotia. Through the years, the resort has grown its reputation as a culinary destination in the local area and beyond.
Mike Martin, Dennis Campbell, Maritime Motor Coach (Ambassatours)
Maritime Motor Coach (Ambassatours) has developed a culture of training and is committed to continue to train and grow its number of certified journeypersons. Mike Martin and the team provide great supports, opportunities and a full scope of training to their apprentices.
Doug Burgess, of Doug Burgess Electrical, has hired, retained and is committed to providing on-the-job training for the first African Nova Scotia Female Apprentice working in Hant’s County in the Construction Electrician trade.
Amherst Toyota Service Manager, Richard Harrison, is quick to point out that the apprenticeship program allows their employees to advance through to certification in a reasonable time-frame, with the assistance of trained journeypersons on site.
J.C. Mechanical Contractors is a leading mechanical contractor in mainland Nova Scotia. This is a great company that has put many apprentices through the apprenticeship program in the Plumber and Sheet Metal Worker trades.
Davies Plumbing and Heading Ltd. has been supportive of the apprenticeship system in Nova Scotia for over a decade. Owner Frank Davies believes in training his apprentices, many of whom have become certified journeyperson Plumbers.
Under new ownership and management, Anchor Motors has engaged with NSAA representatives to have current and new apprentices enroll for training and progress through levels and skills; and have on-site journeypersons participate in apprentices' progress.
Bayview Trucks & Equipment Ltd. currently employs several Truck and Transport Mechanic apprentices; has supported the progression of several other apprentices to journeyperson-status; and continues to employ two of the certified journeypersons.
Fox Harb'r Resort is a large employer in a small community. Their award-winning team of culinary experts cater to every taste with seasonally-inspired menus showcasing the best of our local flavours and the freshest ingredients.
Steve Lewis Autobody owner/operator Steve Lewis is a Champion Employer who runs a very professional and safe repair business and is dedicated to training his apprentices to learn the full scope of Motor Vehicle Body Repairer.
Chesley Gilkie, VanOostrum Farm Equipment, Apprenticeship Award of Excellence
VanOostrum Farm Equipment Service Manager, Chesley Gilkie, works with high schools and NSCC to attract and welcome co-op students and apprentices. Additionally, Chesley hired the first female mechanic at VanOostrum's, and supported her in her career choice
Joey Hawkins, Skilled Masons & Restoration Inc., Apprenticeship Award of Excellence
Skilled Masons & Restoration owner/operator, Joey Hawkins, completed his apprenticeship and acquired his Red Seal in 2012. He then started his business, and currently employs an apprentice. Joey is also a Mentor for the East Preston Empowerment Academy.
Since 1938, A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd. has built over 800 boats, utilizing a variety of trades. Today they employ many apprentices in the Welder, Construction Electrician and Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trades.