July Spotlight: Carrie Long

Spotlight On Carrie Carmell Long

This month’s spotlight features Carrie Carmell Long, a block 3 apprentice auto body and collision technician with Dana’s Collision Center in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Carrie grew up with a love for cars but did not necessarily want to become a mechanic. Instead she chose to pursue an apprenticable red seal trade which allows her to…

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Work/Life Balance

Dolly Parton Quote

Work/ Life Balance Work/ life Balance is a term commonly used to describe the balance that a working individual needs between time allocated for work and other aspects of life (Wikipedia). These areas can include personal interests, family and social or leisure activities. In short, work/ life balance is the state of equilibrium where a…

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Are you thinking of starting an apprenticeship?

Did you know that there are many pathways to start an apprenticeship? In New Brunswick you may enter through pre-apprenticeship, direct entry apprenticeship, or pre-employment. Pre-apprenticeship is available to high school students. By choosing this pathway, students may get hours credited towards an apprenticeship before they even graduate. Credit is now given for time obtained…

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The Importance Of Failure

The Importance Of Failure

Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of success. When you hear the word failure or anticipate a possible failure, what comes to mind? Do you think of fear, shame, embarrassment, anxiety, the value of your own self-worth? If so, you are not alone. Many of our network participants have a negative…

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Appointment of MAPSWS Interim Director

MEDIA RELEASE Release Date: September 12th, 2019 On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Young as Interim Director of MAP Strategic Workforce Services (MAPSWS) effective September 2019. Melissa will occupy this position for a period of one (1) year during the absense of Hélène Savoie-Louis. Melissa…

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NBMAP Mentor Moment August 2019

NBMAP Mentor Moment: Mario Arseneault Mario Arseneault, veteran employee in the woodlands industry, is currently employed as Public and Corporate Relations with Chaleur Sawmills Ltd. in Belledune. Mario attended NBMAP’s M.E.N.T.O.R. Approach training with a diverse group of the sawmill employees in 2017. He would strongly recommend this curriculum to journeypeople as well as administration and…

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NBMAP Mentor Moment July 2019

NBMAP Mentor Moment: Meagan Wood   Meagan Wood, Red Seal Journeyperson Pipefitter with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 213, is currently employed as a Construction Coordinator through Worley at the Irving Oil Refinery. Meagan attended NBMAP’s M.E.N.T.O.R. Approach training in 2014. Meagan feels “this program is a benefit to the employer and employees. The employer will…

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NBMAP Mentor Moment May 2019

NBMAP Mentor Moment: Joshua Sherrard Josh, a third generation Journeyperson Insulator and JATC Instructor, with Heat & Frost Insulators Local 131 originally attended The M.E.N.T.O.R. Approach training in 2015 before progressing through Train the Trainer (T3) and becoming a certified instructor for his Local. James Whitenect, Business Manager, and Louis Duguay described Josh as “always having the…

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Introducing our New Team Member at MAPSWS

Bianca Langille – New Boots Officer Bianca is from the Grand Bay-Westfield area and she is a strong advocate for the tremendous value and unique opportunities the province of New Brunswick has to offer. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from the University of New Brunswick with a Master…

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