WINNIPEG, Man. — Two of Manitoba’s highest-achieving apprentices call the trucking industry home.
Transport trailer technician Joshua Hueging, employed by Payne Transportation, and truck and tranport mechanic Elton Guerreiro of Connexion Truck Centre were named among the province’s highest-achieving apprentices during the 18th annual Highest Achieving Awards ceremony and reception.
“The award recipients were chosen as the best in their fields based on criteria that included on-the-job performance, classroom accomplishments and recognition from both employers and instructors,” said Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, Peter Bjornson, who hosted the event.
The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) lauded the awards program, which recognizes the industry’s future technicians.
“We are pleased to see the province investing in the apprenticeship program,” said Bob Dolyniuk, executive director of the MTA. “We believe it is up to both the industries, and the province to support the trades. Our industry employers give their apprentices the opportunity to develop their skills and reach their career goals, and in return the employers gain a skilled labour force. High-calibre, quality maintenance services are vital to the trucking industry and the MTA shows its support to our apprentices by providing four annual scholarships to promising individuals.”
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