The Eastern Region 2011 Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training were presented on Friday, June 17th at a luncheon in Napanee. Loyalist College congratulates award recipients Deloro Stellite Inc. and Wells Ford Sales Ltd. The annual Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training honour outstanding employers for their commitment to apprenticeship training. This year’s Eastern Region winners were selected from a group of 16 nominees by a panel representing labour organizations, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Ontario’s community colleges.
Loyalist College nominated Deloro Stellite and Wells Ford in recognition of their longstanding commitment to training and employment opportunities. The firms’ participation on Loyalist’s program advisory committees, support of apprenticeship training and certification, contribution to economic development initiatives, and outreach through community and school board activities have had a significant impact on the positive outcomes of many Loyalist skills-based programs – including Automotive Service Technician, Mechanical Techniques and Electrical Techniques.
In Loyalist’s nomination submission, Tom Malloy, Dean of Skills Training, Building Sciences, Access and Continuing Education, commended Deloro Stellite for being “a pillar of employment and training opportunities in the Belleville area. Their investment in the community speaks volumes about the integrity of this international company. Deloro has been committed to apprenticeship training throughout the last 31 years and presently employs five registered apprentices and 25 completed and certified journey people.”
“Wells Ford is a family-run business located in the village of Stirling in Eastern Ontario,” commented Tom Malloy in the College’s nomination package. “Over the past 43 years they have witnessed an incredible change within the automotive industry as it has evolved into a highly technical and competitive business. Throughout this, Wells has maintained a strong training culture, supporting the certification of over 40 apprentices. Currently, two apprentices who attend Loyalist College for the in-class component of the program are registered to the company.”
“We are proud to acknowledge the tremendous value and significant contributions that both Deloro Stellite and Wells Ford bring to the personal and economic wellbeing of the communities we serve,” said Maureen Piercy, President of Loyalist College. “Their commitment to the apprenticeship system has resulted in learning and employment opportunities which are essential for our students and graduates. We extend our warmest congratulations on their success and look forward to continuing to work together as industry training partners.”
Tom Malloy – Dean, School of Skills Training, Access and Continuing Education, John O’Rourke – Director Skills Programming Department, Jayne Bird – Deloro Stellite Inc., Brad Prince – Deloro Stellite Inc., and Maureen Piercy – Loyalist College President
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