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National Apprenticeship Competition  
Mar 8, 2010  

Larry Slaney, Director of Canadian Training for the United Association recently announced that Local 488 and the Edmonton Pipe Trades in Alberta have been assigned to host the 2010 UA National Apprenticeship Competition at Local 488 in Edmonton. This national event is the final part in a series of UA regional apprentice competitions to be held for the Western, Central and Eastern regions of Canada. Candidates will be drawn from across Canada to compete in the national event once they qualify in the regional events, to produce the best apprentices in their respective trades to compete in Edmonton. All five major areas of the UA pipe trades will be represented including; Steamfitter-Pipefitter, Plumber, Refrigeration Mechanic, Sprinkler Systems Installer, and Welder. These competitions are part of the UA’s commitment to lifelong learning and training for its members for our industry partners. Showcasing the talents of our apprentices to the industry and recognizing their skills is an integral component of our Standard for Excellence program. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the skills of UA apprentices from across Canada and to reinforce the message that UA trades people are truly the best trained workers in the piping industry in North America.

Regional Competition Dates and Locations:
- Eastern Region – Local 740 St John’s NL April 7/8/9, 2010
- Central Region – Local 527 Kitchener-Waterloo ON April 8/9/10, 2010
- Western Region – Local 488 Edmonton AB Apr 21/22/23, 2010
- HVACR - 787 Brampton ON Feb 27/28, 2010
- Sprinkler - 853 Markham ON April 9/10, 2010

National Competition Dates and Locations:
Local 488 Edmonton AB June 1-3, 2010

International Competition dates and Locations
UA Instructor Training Program Ann Arbor MI – August 8-12, 2010

For further information contact
- Larry Slaney-UA Canada Director of Canadian Training (613) 565-1100
- Glen Aspen - Local 488 Apprentice Competition Coordinator (780) 488-1266



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