Several southeast Saskatchewan residents were honoured during the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission's (SATCC) 30th annual provincial apprenticeship awards ceremony and banquet on October 4.
Estevan's Calay Mantei was presented with the Outstanding New Journeyperson Award in the esthetician-nail technician trade. Wade Wilbraham of Alameda was recognized with a similar award in the drilling sector.
Michael Bender of Estevan was one of three recipients of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan Scholarship. Bender is a sheet metal worker.
The awards ceremony recognized the 34 top achievers among 1,664 journeypersons who were certified in 47 designated trades. The three top achievers among those who were certified in 23 subtrades were also saluted.
“Apprenticeship is critical to the development of local talent to work in the skilled trades in Saskatchewan,” said SATCC Minister Bill Boyd said.
The SATCC manages the apprenticeship and certification system in Saskatchewan, helping skilled tradespeople make the journey from first year apprentice to certified journeyperson.