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Mentor & Volunteer with over 40 years in Industry honoured with National award

February 27, 2021
Gerry Brymer, Senior Trainer with Toromont CAT was presented with the Darryl Cruickshank Memorial Award – a national award given to an individual from industry for outstanding achievement in the development and promotion of apprenticeship training in Canada. The award is presented by the Canadian Council of the Directors of Apprenticeship, the body responsible for the Red Seal Program. Gerry joined the company (previously called NS Tractors and Equipment) over 40 years ago as an Apprentice Technician and is being recognized for his long-term involvement in mentoring and training apprentices, and for his generous volunteer work in promoting apprenticeship and careers in the skilled trades.

“It is an honour to work with Gerry, to have been instructed by Gerry and to have had him as a mentor. I can think of no one more deserving of this award,” said Joey MacDougall, Shop Supervisor, Toromont CAT.

Congratulations Gerry and thank you for being a positive role model for the countless number of youth and apprentices who have been exposed to your enthusiasm for learning, caring attitude and skillful teaching.

Gerry was presented the award by Marjorie Davison, CEO, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and member of the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship. Gerry was first presented the award virtually last fall.

Included in the group photo from L-R: John Daigle, Industry Training Consultant, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency; Joey MacDougall, Shop Supervisor, Toromont CAT; Marjorie Davison, CEO, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency; Gerry Brymer, Senior Trainer, Toromont CAT; Dave Goswell, Branch Manager, Toromont CAT; and Dale Crawford, Director of Partnerships and Innovation, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.