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Manitoba appoints Palson as new Manitoba Apprenticeship Board chair

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Manitoba appoints Palson as new Manitoba Apprenticeship Board chair

WINNIPEG, MAN. — The Government of Manitoba has appointed Manitoba Building Trades executive director Tanya Palson as the new chair of the Manitoba Apprenticeship Board.

Manitoba Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister Jamie Moses welcomed five new members to the board while thanking all outgoing members for their service.

“Apprentices are the future of a strong workforce in Manitoba. We look forward to the new apprenticeship board representing workers and the industry while supporting our government as we continue to grow our economy and ensure good jobs for Manitobans,” Moses said.

The other new appointees are International Union of Operative Engineers Local 987 business representative Aarti Sharma, Manitoba Building Trades Institute director of Indigenous relations Ronald Castel Sr., International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2085 director of apprenticeship and training Warren Herntier, Northern Manitoba Sector Council executive director Glenn Laycock and Chris Taran, a skilled professional holding a red seal designation as a construction electrician.

Continuing appointing in new roles are Mechanical Construction Association of Manitoba government and industry relations committee chair Shawn Henry and Davide Novo, a fixed operations manager for Twin Motors Ltd. Continuing appointees remaining in their current roles are Carol Paul, the executive director at the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, and Matthew Poulsen, a construction manager with Reliance Home Comfort

“The responsibilities of this board have a direct impact on Manitoba’s skilled workforce now and in the future. I look forward to working with all members of the board to ensure that the Manitoba apprenticeship program meets the needs of new skilled workers and employers to continue to build our province’s future,” Palson said.

The Manitoba Apprenticeship Board oversees Apprenticeship Manitoba, a program that covers the major portion of tuition fees for apprentices when they attend technical or in-school training, a release said.

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