HAAC Honour Roll 2007
HALTON HONOURS EXCELLENCE IN THE SKILLED TRADES WITH 2007 HONOUR ROLL EVENT
Halton, ON - On May 15, 2008 the Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council (HAAC) hosted Honour Roll 2007, an annual event that recognizes leadership in the skilled trades across Halton Region. This year's event, which took place at the Burlington Convention Centre, continued the tradition of honouring employers who demonstrate vision in advancing skilled trades excellence. Businesses of all sizes were honoured with awards, celebrating their commitment to community needs.
This year's Honour Roll award recipients were:
- Carney Electric Ltd. (Georgetown)
- Budds' Collision Services Ltd. (Oakville)
- Versatile Millwrights Inc. (Milton)
- Canyon Creek Chophouse (Burlington)
- AirCom Heating & Cooling Systems Ltd. (Brampton)
- Orchard Children's Centre Inc. (Burlington)
Awards for Companies with less than 50 employees
Award for Companies with 50 or more employees
Award for Companies outside of Halton Region
Award for Innovation
The HAAC Honour Roll 2007 program also featured a special presentation recognizing the achievements of Halton students at the 2008 Ontario Skills Olympics, who took home 12 medals at the event. In addition, appreciation was shown for community champions across the region with Provincial Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award Winner Dorval Electric Inc. (Oakville) and retirees Terry Murphy of Landscape Ontario and Gary Closson of Sheridan College getting special recognition.
The program was rounded out by a special video presentation highlighting success stories from apprenticesearch.com. The web site, established in Halton in 1999, has since grown to include five geographic areas across Southern Ontario and works to connect skilled trades employers with job seekers and provide apprenticeship information and educational resources. Having recently celebrated its 100 millionth hit, apprenticesearch.com continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our skilled trades workforce.
Keynote speaker Emily Arrowsmith of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) was also on hand to offer a national perspective on the key factors which influence apprenticeship training. Her presentation offered statistics on the skilled trades landscape and a trade-by-trade breakdown on the value of apprenticeship as it relates to a company's bottom line. More on her presentation, and the CAF, can be found online at http://www.caf-fca.org.
Photos from the event: