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2019 Recipients

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February 5, 2020 – Today, in a special ceremony at the Ironworkers, Local 764 Union Hall, Trades NL presented the 2019 Post Secondary Scholarships to five recipients.

Every year, Trades NL awards five – $2,000 scholarships to a dependent of a member in one of the 16 Newfoundland and Labrador Building Trade Unions, to aid in furthering his or her post-secondary education.

“Our building trade unions believes that education is empowering, for advancing your careers and providing for your families.  Many of our skilled trade workers continue their education to become leaders in their fields.  That is why Trades NL is committed to helping members and their families pursue and accomplish their educational goals.”

  • Darin King, Executive Director, Trades NL

There were over 50 applications received for the 2019 scholarship from all over the province, which is where our members live and call home.  After meeting all the eligibility requirements, the five recipients were selected from a random draw.

Trades NL 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Jack Simms                  Colliers                         Affiliation:       Ironworkers, Local 764

Jared Stringer              Hillview                       Affiliation:       Boilmakers, Local 203

Kiana Rae Rumbolt      Mary’s Harbour       Affiliation:       Operating Engineers, Local 904

Austin Stacey              Terrenceville               Affiliation:       Sheetmetal, Local 512

Catherine Williams-Vaters     Burin               Affiliation:       UA, Local 740

“I would like to congratulate the 5 recipients and all applicants for their hard work and academic achievement and wish them all continued success in their academic careers. We are proud to offer these scholarships to dependents of our skilled trade members.”

  • John Leonard, President, 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 18,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our members are highly qualified, very productive and extremely safe.

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