REGINA – The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) honoured apprenticeship on Nov. 3 at the 2023 Apprenticeship Celebration Dinner.
The event, held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, hosted more than 400 people and recognized the accomplishments of apprentices, employers, training providers and other apprenticeship and trade stakeholders, a release said.
Thirty journeypersons who got the highest mark on their trade’s certification exams between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, are received the Outstanding New Journeyperson award. The SATCC issued 11 other awards including the Apprenticeship Lifetime Achievement Award, the Outstanding Instructor Award and the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Champion Award.
Twelve industry partners also issued their own awards to apprentices and new journeypersons, the release said.
The Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) is one of more than 30 organizations that sponsored the event and it will give out the GDI Perseverance Award.
“The GDI Perseverance Award celebrates one Métis apprentice whose self-determination and accomplishments exemplify the true meaning of Métis resilience. The Institute is proud to be a part of the growing number of Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons in this province; it is a testament to the hard work and unwavering commitment to the success of our people,” GDI training and employment director Audrey Hestand said.