Below you will find information about current news and events. Be sure to check this section regularly as we have a number of projects and opportunities on the go.
CANADIAN APPRENTICES WIN UA INTERNATIONAL APPRENTICE COMPETITION
September 5, 2013
Two UA Canada apprentices won first place in their categories at the UA International Apprentice Competition held August 11th-15th. Gian-Paul Roman of UA Local 527 won in the steamfitter category, and Derek Sisera of UA Local 787 won the HVACR class.
Held at the annual UA Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 30 apprentices completed tests of their practical and theoretical knowledge in their own trade; five of these competitors were from Canada. Competitive fields included pipefitting, plumbing heating ventilation air conditioning refrigeration (HVACR), welding, and sprinkler.
John Telford, director of Canadian affairs at UA Canada, recognized the talent of the UA apprentices, attributing their high level of skills to “top-notch” training programs.
The UA believes that the youth of today are our future and as such is a major support of Skills Canada.
The next skills Canada event will be in Toronto June 4, 5, 6
Ever wonder what a Steamfitter does? Our members are some of the highest paid workers in Canada with Steamfitter-Pipefitter being the number one demand for trades workers in the energy sector in the next ten years and beyond.
Come to see our display and talk to our people to experience what other trades we represent and see what a Plumber, HVACR Technician, Welder, and Quality Control Technician does, and we’ll let you in on the kind of future you could have with our organization in one of these trades careers. We will also have an event that will give you an idea of what a Steamfitter-Pipefitter does, which will be part of the Skills Canada competition in the future. Come and see us at the UA Canada booth.
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Suite 120
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8
UA Local 179 completes 5 Million man-hours!
Last year, the skilled tradesmen of UA Local 179 in Saskatchewan completed five million man-hours for all the pipe trades combined – resulting in the second highest number of man-hours worked in Canada.
In an article in January’s UA Journal, Local 179’s leadership is described as “motivated and progressive, with an assertive Business Manager in Troy Knipple and a skilled Business Agent in Bill Peters. They are supported by an excellent team of agents and office professionals that ensure UA Local 179 operates efficiently and productively.” to read more click here.