NEWS RELEASE: Cementation recognized as leading apprenticeship provider in Ontario

June 20, 2012    

NORTH BAY – Cementation Canada is one of four Ontario employers to be recognized for their dedication to training the province’s next generation of skilled workers. The annual Ontario Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training celebrate employers that show leadership in training apprentices, support the apprenticeship training system, and promote careers in skilled trades. Through apprenticeship programs employers have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the success of their businesses and industry as well as Ontario’s economy.

In a luncheon held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in North Bay, Cementation Canada was recognized as a top 2012 apprenticeship provider for Northern Ontario by the Ontario Government.  In a time when the mining industry is concerned about the future labour pool and attracting young people into the industry, Cementation has taken positive steps in bringing young trades people into the mining sector through a well-developed apprenticeship program.

Eric Hodgins, Personnel Manager for the company, stated that “The employees involved in the program are committed to advancing their careers and they are all grateful for the opportunity. This program benefits both the individual and the company and we appreciate this recognition from the Ontario Government.” Cementation presently has 17 employees involved in the company’s apprenticeship program in the mechanical and electrical fields throughout Ontario, and an additional 7 apprentices working on projects in other regions of Canada.

Cementation has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012 by Mediacorp as well as one of the Ten Best Companies to Work For in 2012 by the Financial Post.

Cementation Canada is an underground mine contracting and engineering company based out of North Bay, Ontario. An established core of engineering capacity enables the company to provide design-build services to the mining industry. Carrying out work across Canada, Cementation manages affiliated companies in the USA and South America as well. Cementation is part of the global Cementation group with operations around the world. The Cementation group is part of Murray & Roberts, a South African based construction company.

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For more information, please contact:
Roy Slack, Director and President, Cementation Canada, North Bay
T: (705) 472-3381, roy.slack@cementation.ca
Eric Hodgins, Personnel Manager, Cementation Canada, North Bay
T: (705) 472-3381, eric.hodgins@cementation.ca
Janet Murray-Ramsay
Marketing Coordinator
Cementation Canada Inc.
        
590 Graham Drive
North Bay ON  P1B 7S1

T:  1.705.472.3381 ex2244
F:  1.705.472.0078

E:  janet.murrayramsay@cementation.ca

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