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.


Nominated by you, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made significant and sustained contributions throughout their career within the skilled trades industries, promoting and supporting the apprenticeship program and trade certification, as well as leading equity, diversity, and inclusion for our industries.

You can learn more about the award selection criteria, and nominate a Lifetime Achievement here.

2023 - Tom Coughlan


Nominated by you, the Outstanding Apprentice goes above and beyond the norm in his or her dedication to their trade and their apprenticeship. You can learn more about the award selection criteria, and nominate an Outstanding Apprentice here.

2023 - Zach Brown, Level 3 HVAC/R Apptrentice, Valley Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd. 
- Adam Noël, Boilermaker, Local 73
2021 - Garret Francis, Red Seal Electrician, McGraw Seafoods
2020 - Morgan Anderson, Acadian Construction, Block 3 Carpenter
2019 - Pascal Doiron, JPs Garage/ Skills Canada New Brunswick, Automotive Service Technician
2018 - Sheldon Patterson, Jacobs Industrial/ Boilermakers Local 73, Block 4 Boilermaker
2017 - Justin McGrath, Lorneville, Block 4 Pipefitter
2016 - Eric Brideau, Acadian Construction/ Carpenters Local 1386, Block 4 Carpenter

Master Mentor Award Winners

Nominated by you, the Master Mentor will have made an outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of apprenticeship training for skilled trades in New Brunswick. You can learn more about the award selection criteria, and nominate a Master Mentor here.

2023 - Rebecca Nicole, RSE Millwright, NBM Railways/JDI
2022 - Marcel Losier, Boilermaker, Babcock & Wilcox
2021 - Gene Cormier Red Seal Chef/owner Euston Park/Clos/Halo Donuts
2020 - Barry Boyle, Red Seal Automotive Service Tech, Coast Tire & Auto
2019 - Edgar Leblanc, Instructor Roofing Training Centre, Journeyperson Roofer, Owner of E. LeBlanc Roof Observer Ltd.
2018 - Marco Doiron, Training Coordinator Ironworkers Local 842, Journeyperson Ironworker
2017 - Terri Mallet, Red Seal Carpenter with Acadian Construction
2016 - Tim Moore, Site Manager Jacobs Industrial, Journeyperson Pipefitter
2015 - Gary Ritchie, President of New Brunswick Building Trades Union


Nominated by you, the Trades Advocate supports and promotes mentorship, safety, apprenticeship, and certification within the skilled trades. You can learn more about the award selection criteria, and nominate a Trades Advocate here.

2023 - Kelsey McKenzie, RSE Welder/Instructor, NBCC
 - Ron Hutton, General Manager, NBRCA
2021 - Eric Ellefesen, Red Seal Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician & NBCC Instructor
2020 - Bruno Noel, Red Seal Boilermaker & NBCC Instructor


Awarded by the MAPSWS Team, this recognition is awarded to an organization that demonstrates superior leadership in creating a workplace learning culture, supporting their journeypersons through effective mentor training, investing in apprenticeship and emphasizing the importance of mentoring on-the-job. The MAPSWS Industry Champion sets the standard for industry excellence in workplace teaching and learning.

2023 - OSCO Construction Group
 - JDI
2020 - Construction Association of NB
2019 - Chaleur Sawmills
2018 - Lorneville
2017 - The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 73 (Over 100 Employers)
2017 - Pro-Insul (Under 100 Employers)
2016 - NB Power NB with Mentor Program Partner IBEW 37 (Over 100 Employers)
2016 - Marque Construction (Under 100 Employers)
2015 - Irving Oil