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2018 Recipients

Thursday, November 29, 2018

News Release

Building Trades Announce Scholarship Winners

Trades NL is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Post Secondary Scholarships.

Each 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 believe in the importance of a good education, which for generations has helped working skilled trade women and men to advance their own careers and improve the lives of their children.  As an organization, we are proud to have a scholarship program that supports our union families achieve their dreams.”

  • Darin King, Executive Director, Trades NL

The 2018 processed closed on September 30th and included applicants from all regions of the province that our members reside: from to Pynn’s Brook to St. John’s and from Penware, Labrador to Lawn.  The applicant’s studies range from skilled trades, teachers, medicine, law and engineering.  The recipients were selected from a random draw that included all applicants that met the eligibility requirements.

Trades NL 2018 Scholarship Recipients:

Kieran Ryan Gill, Labrador City      Affiliation:              Liuna, Local 1208

Tyler Fitzgerald, St. John’s               Affiliation:              Liuna, Local 1208

Brandon Whittle, CBS                       Affiliation:              IUPAT, Local 1984

Linsey Ann Dalton, St. John’s         Affiliation:               Teamsters, Local 855

Donald Pretty, Lawn                         Affiliation:               Carpenters, Local 579

“I would like to congratulate the 5 recipients and all applicants for their hard work and academic achievement and wish them much success in their futures.  The future in Newfoundland and Labrador is bright as a result of the tremendous young leaders we have in our province.”

  • John Leonard, President, Trades NL

Trades NL is an umbrella labor organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, their international affiliates, and more than 15,000 trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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