Madison Mejia – Sierra Construction (left) and Sheldon Loveday – LMD Contracting (right)
are each presented with $500 Kenora Construction Association Apprenticeship Bursaries
by Rick Moore, President of Kenora Construction Association.
Kenora, Ontario, October 17, 2017 – The Kenora Construction Association presented its first two bursaries for the 2017 year to recipients Madison Mejia an employee of Sierra Construction and Sheldon Loveday an employee of LMD Contracting. Each recipient received a $500.00 Apprenticeship Bursary. This bursary was established to recognize the hard work and dedication of individuals pursuing a career in the trades.
The Kenora Construction Association provides up to five $500.00 apprenticeship bursaries for the current calendar year. The applicants must be employed by a Kenora Construction Association member organization; and must be enrolled as a full-time student in an apprenticeship program in the current calendar year. Application forms are available from the Kenora Construction Association office, located at 101 Park Street as well as on our website at www.kenoraconstructionassociation.ca.
Rick Moore, President of the Kenora Construction Association stated, “the Kenora Construction Association is pleased to award two $500.00 bursaries to help offset the costs of attending college for local apprentices Madison Mejia and Sheldon Loveday who are both currently working through their carpentry apprenticeships.”
“Madison, an employee with Sierra Construction, completed the first level of in school training at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He has close to 4,000 hours in the trade and is returning to school in January 2018. He plans to continue into level three, then write to obtain his Red Seal certification in the trade.”
“Sheldon Loveday completed level one at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Sheldon has close to 6,000 hours in the trade but with the ratios required provincially of journey people to apprentices it was not until he found employment with LMD Contracting that he was able to begin his apprenticeship. Sheldon said he enjoys math and working with his hands and has found a career in carpentry very rewarding.”
Rick Moore stated, “I am delighted to see our local employers invest in their employees by providing these opportunities. A skilled workforce is imperative for the city of Kenora as it strives to build a community where our youth can find meaningful employment.”