2022 UBC National Apprenticeship Competition – Thunder Bay, Ontario

Published On: July 13, 2022Categories: News Update

Thunder Bay, Ontario – The UBC proudly celebrated its 28th National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC) from May 27-28th, 2022. Hosted in partnership with Millwright Local 1151, Carpenters Local 1669, and the Canadian District Office, this event is a great opportunity to showcase the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners’ commitment to training and continued education, and to open new eyes to a career in the trades.

With a focus in 5 trades – Carpentry, Millwright, Drywall, Floor Covering, and Scaffold, the NAC is a celebration to promote the professionalism and career pathways of working in the construction trades for youth, public, government and for our own members.
Contestants are chosen and/or compete in their home council to represent their craft and locals and bring the best of the best forward to compete on a national level with their brothers and sisters. We are always proud to share how our Members are highly trained experts with the capability to work safely and efficiently in a variety of sectors.

“A special thank you to all the volunteers that have come together to make this event a great success and congratulations to each of the competing Apprentices contributing to build strong and lead the way for the next generation of skilled trade professionals.” Said Mark Beardsworth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Millwright Regional Council – Canada.

We would like to thank Tim Sadler, Business Representative for Local 1151 for organizing, setting up and running an exceptional Millwright competition, and thank you to Austin Bour for representing the MRCO and Local 1151.

Thank you to Local 1151 retired members Alex Rubenick and Bill Younger for judging the competition, and we would like to thank Sisters Rita Moore, Vindra Maharaj-Seegobin and Sasha Wiltshire for their assistance, support, and professionalism.

Winners of the 2022 NAC Millwright competition were:

First Place Cassandra Whalen Local 1009 Newfoundland
Second Place Austin Bour Local 1151 Ontario
Third place Alaura Jaggernath Local 2736 British Columbia

We look forward to next year’s UBC National Apprenticeship Competition which will be hosted in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

About the Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC)
The Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC) is composed of eight affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) across the Province of Ontario.

We represent thousands of women and men working as progressive cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals with exceptional skills to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair precision machinery.

UBC millwrights are vital partners in industries as diverse as energy, automotive, aerospace, food processing, pharmaceuticals and more.

For media inquiries, please contact media@millwrightont.com