CNA presents inaugural James Sellars Apprenticeship Awards

6/19/2012 2:19:19 PM

(L-R) Mr. Doug Burt, grandson of James Sellars, was at College of the North Atlantic’s Prince Philip Drive campus to present James Sellars Apprenticeship Awards to Welder student Justin Croft and Construction/Industrial Electrician student Mitch Morgan. Frank Fry, representing the Fry Family Foundation, also attended.

Six College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students have been selected as the first recipients of the James Sellars Apprenticeship Awards.

The awards are funded by the Fry Family Foundation, and will be awarded annually to three Welder students and three Construction/Industrial Electrician students.

Welder students Chris O’Reilly and Darren Simmonds (Labrador West campus) and Justin Croft (Prince Philip Drive campus), and Construction/Industrial Electrician students Gerard Wall (Happy Valley/Goose Bay campus), Mitch Morgan (Seal Cove campus) and Tobias Bromley (St. Anthony campus) were presented with the awards last week.

Each student will receive $1,000 cash, $1,000 toward a toolkit and an additional $5,000 when they achieve journeyperson status.

“This is a unique award that highlights the leadership of the Fry Family Foundation in supporting and motivating learners through their full program of learning and training from pre-apprenticeship to journeyperson status,” said Corinne Dunne, CNA’s Vice President of Development and College Advancement. “College of the North Atlantic is certainly fortunate to have the support of the foundation as we strive to highlight the importance of apprenticeship training.

The awards were established by the Fry Family Foundation to honour the memory of James Sellars, the father of Marlene (Sellars) Fry, who was the first plumber in Newfoundland to receive his Master Plumber Certificate.


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