For Immediate Release
January 18th, 2023 – Given to dependents of Trades NL members who showed exceptional potential in pursuit of their academics, Trades NL is thrilled to announce the recipients of Trades NL’s Post-Secondary Scholarships.
Trades NL was also pleased to reserve one scholarship for a female entering a skilled trades profession as well as one scholarship for an individual with an Indigenous background. Similar to previous years, students came from a variety of communities across the province and a variety of post-secondary fields, from nursing to heavy equipment.
“It’s great to see applications from so many high-calibre and deserving students,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “Our scholarship program continues to be a testament to the generosity of our building trades unions and how passionate they are in providing financial assistance for post-secondary study – lessening the burden that many students feel when trying to pay for school. We are very pleased to be able to support dependents of our building trades members – in an effort to help future generations succeed in their post-secondary ambitions – and I’d like to wish every applicant a productive year ahead!”
The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology also acknowledged the recipients.
“This is a great initiative by Trades NL to help students further their post-secondary goals. Whether it’s skilled trades or university, there is so much opportunity out there and I encourage the recipients to become engaged and learn about all the possibilities for their future right here at home in Newfoundland and Labrador. Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients, and best of luck with whatever path you take in your careers.”
Now in its 5th year, Trades NL has awarded over 45 scholarships to dependents of its skilled trade members.
To view a video celebrating the recipients click here
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About Trades NL
Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 60 trades and 15,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.
About Trades NL: Labrador Office for Indigenous & Northern Skilled Trades
Trades NL: Labrador Office for Indigenous & Northern Skilled Trades is dedicated to recruiting, promoting, supporting and advancing the economic growth of Indigenous People of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades – with an emphasis on Red Seal occupations. This office seeks to create new employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons, increase apprenticeship completion rates, and foster greater commitment and participation of employers and unions to create employment opportunities, overcome barriers and enhance supports in the workplace.