On November 9th, 2017 the construction trades in New Brunswick celebrated their long history of on-the-job mentorship and apprentice development at the NB-MAP 3rd Annual Distinction in Mentorship Awards Gala at the Lily Lake Pavilion in Saint John, NB.

This annual event brings special attention to the skilled tradespeople who dedicate each workday not only to producing high quality work safely, but also to mentoring, guiding and teaching the next generation of the construction workforce, their apprentices.

Get to know this year's award winners and nominees through the videos below.

The 2017 Distinction In Mentorship Awards Winners

Corporate Champion, Over 100 Employees

The International Brotherhood Of Boilermakers Local 73

The NB-MAP Corporate Champion sets the standard for industry excellence in workplace teaching and learning. Boilermakers Local 73 is recognized for it's dedication to on-the-job learning, as demonstrated by their well resourced and structured mentorship program and ongoing partnership with NB-MAP.

Corporate Champion, Under 100 Employees


Pro-Insul has embraced workplace mentorship, providing NB-MAP mentorship training to all of their core employees, and participating in other workforce development programs like New Boots

Master Mentor

Terri Mallet, Red Seal Carpenter With Acadian Construction

The Master Mentor embodies the qualities of effective workplace mentors everyday, and goes above and beyond in their dedication to apprentice development. Terri was nominated by her employer for her positive attitude, her ability to encourage her apprentices, and her general willingness to share her knowledge with apprentices and other mentors. She exemplifies how an individual can start out as an apprentice and, through hard work, education, and dedication, become a leader.

Outstanding Apprentice

Justin Mcgrath, Lorneville Mechanical, Block 4 Pipefitter

The Outstanding Apprentice consistently demonstrates the five A's of apprenticeship: Attitude, Aptitude, Attendance, Ask questions, & Advocate. Justin started working with Lorneville as a plumber, where he decided to pursue an additional certification as a pipefitter. He won the gold medal in the 2017 Skills Canada Provincial Competition, and took the silver medal in the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition.

"Justin is dedicated, hardworking and has an unquenchable thirst to learn. He always demonstrates safe practices in the work place and ask plenty of questions."  - Ian Flower, Shop Manager