Apprenticeship Employer Champions!

  • John Conroy, Conroy Refrigeration

    John Conroy and Conroy Refrigeration demonstrate professionalism, treat their apprentices with respect and value their contribution to the company. They take pride in a job well-done.

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  • Lauren Fry, Down to Earth Gardening Ltd.

    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.

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  • Larry MacKeigan, Tri Mac Toyota

    Larry MacKeigan and Tri Mac Toyota have been active in the Apprenticeship Program since they opened their first auto dealership, and are very supportive to their employees.

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  • Doug MacLeod, MacLeod’s Fuels

    MacLeod's Fuels has a clear commitment to the apprenticeship program. Doug MacLeod is a great example of what apprenticeship is capable of when an employer takes the lead on behalf of their employees.

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  • Mel Gillis, UA local 682

    UA local 682 and Business Manager Mel Gillis are focused on producing quality tradespeople by ensuring the advancement of individuals committed to the apprenticeship program.

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  • Aimee McDougall, Governors Pub

    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.

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  • Mike Shea, Martin Marietta

    Martin Marietta is a true Champion Employer! Under Plant Manager, Mike Shea, they have developed a very supportive apprenticeship program for their employees.

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  • Breaton Corning, Corning Electric Ltd.

    Breaton Corning was registered as a Construction Electrician apprentice with Corning Electric Ltd. and, four years later, he was a certified journeyperson in his trade.

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  • 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.

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  • Cory Jenkins, Kelly McCarron, Thistle Hyundai

    Thistle Hyundai Owner Kelly McCarron and Service Manager Cory Jenkins support the apprenticeship program and women in the trades; their most-recent registered apprentices are both women.

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  • David Pepper, Amy Ferguson, Sproule Lumber (JD Irving Company)

    Sproule Lumber (JD Irving Company) and employees David Pepper and Amy Ferguson are dedicated to advancing to certification the apprentices whom they employ.

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  • Richard Harrison, Adam Roberts, Amherst Toyota

    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.

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  • John Benoit, Denise Benoit, Benoit Electric

    Benoit Electric owners/operators John and Denise Benoit are champion employers who have provided ongoing support and contributions to the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Program.

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  • Ryan Doherty, John Langille, Jennifer Vaughan, All East Mechanical

    John Langille at All East Mechanical has been a long-time mentor for apprentices, and a promoter of the Apprenticeship Program in Nova Scotia. John "Gets" apprenticeship.

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  • Nova Truck Centers

    Nova Truck Centers is a growing business in Burnside that has a number of apprentices, both male and female. They understand the value of a diverse workforce.

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  • Steve Crouse, GBE Construction

    GBE Construction owner/operator and role-model Journeyperson, Steve Crouse, places the Apprenticeship Program and Red Seal certification at the forefront of his business.

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  • Glen Cutting, Canadian Tire, Bayers Lake Business Park

    Canadian Tire Service Manager, Glen Cutting, has a passion for his trade and understands and supports the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program.

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  • Troy Bennett, Atlantic Acura

    Atlantic Acura Manager, Troy Bennett, is a great supporter of the Apprenticeship Program. He understands the value that well-trained technicians bring to the job, and that they help grow the business.

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  • Watson Armstrong, Warren Armstrong, H.E. Armstrong

    H.E. Armstrong owners/operators Watson Armstrong and Warren Armstrong are dedicated to ensuring their staff meet the requirements to obtain certification in their chosen trades.

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  • Tracy Menge, Director of Community Economic Development, Eskasoni

    Tracy Menge is a champion who has a desire and commitment to see Eskasoni community members succeed in the apprenticeship program.

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  • Tim Jones, T.J.'s Electric

    T.J.'s Electric owner/operator Tim Jones has championed apprenticeship through the years and trained many apprentices who have earned their Red Seals and become journeypersons.

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  • Angus MacKenzie, Twin City Electric

    Twin City Electric, and owner/operator Angus MacKenzie, have been very engaged in apprenticeship and encourage their Construction Electrician apprentices to take technical training when required.

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  • Steve Lewis, Steve Lewis Autobody

    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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