Score Canada Apprentice Excels at Skills Canada

Simon Ernst, a second year machinist appren ce at Score Canada, Newfoundland, competed in a Provincial Precision Machining competition on March 17th 2017 for Skills Canada. Simon was competing against 1st year and 3rd year apprentices and was the first to complete the machining project and received the highest marks from all 3 judges. He will now represent the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the National precision machining competion.

Skills Canada promotes careers in the skilled trades and technology industries primarily through their yearly Skills Canada National Competion, as well as through provincial and territorial competions hosted by their member organizations. Their mission statement reads, “To encourage and support a co-ordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades
and technologies to youth”. They also have a number of key values which emulates Score own values.

These include:

  • Safety
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Camaraderie
  • Diversity

The national finals will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 31st to June 3rd and all in Score Canada and Score Group plc wish him every success. Simon has been with Score since July 2016 and he has been making excellent progress in his apprenticeship.

Training Investment

Score Canada is highly committed to the trainee route for young people, as can be seen from this apprentice’s machining success, and has an excellent reputation with Industrial Training (the government department that over sees all apprenticeships in Newfoundland). Score Canada, St. John’s, currently have 2 registered machinist apprentices that are going through the apprenticeship program with a few others at a more advanced stage. Score Canada works
along with the apprenticeship program to make sure that their apprentices are receiving the work experience they are required to have.