MGEU member at Red River College receives Award of Distinction

Congratulations to MGEU/NUPGE member Barry Chetyrbok on being recognized for his valuable contributions to the Apprenticeship system.

 Winnipeg (18 Nov. 2014) — Red River College Instructor and member of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) Barry Chetyrbok was recognized last night as Instructor of the Year at the Manitoba Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction.

Awards recognize outstanding contributions in the Manitoba Apprenticeship training system

The awards, which traditionally follow Apprenticeship Recognition Week (November 3—9, 2014), recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions that employers, journeypersons and instructors make to the Manitoba Apprenticeship training system. During the week of recognition, apprenticeship and trade career events and activities are held across the province to raise awareness about the apprenticeship and certification system and celebrate the positive impact that apprenticeship training has had on increasing the number of skilled tradespeople in Manitoba.

Award recipients are nominated by industry stakeholders, employers, colleagues, friends, and family members. The awards also acknowledge the support and commitment of Provincial Advisory Committee and Apprenticeship and Certification Board members.

Other 2014 Award Winners

  • Employer of the Year — Urban: McKenzie Electric (Dan McKenzie)
  • Employer of the Year — Rural: Komfort Kitchen (Derek Woychyshyn)
  • Journeyperson of the Year — Rural: Rene Bissonnette
  • Journeyperson of the Year — Urban: Mark Braun

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees and award winners.


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