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Awards recognize excellence in technological education and skills training

Toronto, ON -- Oct. 1, 2002 -- The 2002 Yves Landry Foundation Awards of Excellence will be presented at the STARS...


Toronto, ON — Oct. 1, 2002 — The 2002 Yves Landry Foundation Awards of Excellence will be presented at the STARS Gala on November 7, 2002, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Each year, the awards are presented to the Person of the Year; Company of the Year; and Program of the Year which best exhibit the highest degree of excellence in addressing the skills shortage in Canada, while striving to advance technological education as a viable choice for Canadian youth.

Founded in 1998, the Foundation is based on the vision, principles and hopes of the late Yves Landry, chairman, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd., Windsor, Ont., from 1990 to 1998. The Yves Landry Foundation provides the opportunity for business, education and government to, collectively, be part of a solution.

The 2002 winners are as follows:

Person of the Year: Co recipients, Keith Eaman, chairman of the board, National Construction Inc., and Bradley Griffiths, vice-chairman, National Construction Inc., will share the award.

Company of the Year: John Mayberry, chair of the board and chief executive officer, will accept the Award on behalf of Dofasco Inc.

Program of the Year: Kelly Hoey, executive director, Halton Industry Education Council, will accept the award on behalf of Apprenticesearch.com.

In addition to these awards, 10 more will be presented at the STARS Gala 2002 to those high school, college and university programs that best exhibit innovation and creativity in technological education and training that help prepare Canadian youth for a career in the manufacturing sector or the skilled trades.

For more information, contact the Toronto-based Yves Landry Foundation: tel. 416-620-5464 or 1-866-232-4411, e-mail ylandryfund@apma.ca, or visit www.ylandryfund.org.