Winners of the 2011 Minister's Awards for Apprenticeship Training
Each year, Ontario honours exceptional employers for their commitment to apprenticeship training. Four winners were selected from 16 nominees by a panel of apprenticeship experts from different sectors, including labour organizations, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and community colleges.
The 2011 winners are:
The company has been in business since 1985, and has trained more than 50 apprentices. It has four construction and maintenance electrician apprentices, and hires and trains co-op students.
In business since 1977, the company has trained apprentices since 2003 as industrial millwright mechanics. It is a specialist in automatic greasing systems and is a supplier to major manufacturers and truck and heavy equipment users.
George and Asmussen Ltd., Breslau
A family-owned business established in 1948, it trains apprentice brick and stone masons, heavy duty equipment technicians, and truck and coach technicians. The company also participates in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
The Mane Obsession Hair Salon, Kingston
The company, owned and operated by two professional hair stylists, has been in business for more than 20 years. It has trained nearly 100 apprentice hair stylists, with most starting as co-op students.