Toronto, ON — Jennifer Green of Skill’s Ontario received the Premier’s Award in the apprenticeship category during the Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit, held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, on Nov. 26 to 28.
Green is the only woman in her industrial mechanic millwright program at Conestoga College. She currently works as director of competitions at Skills Ontario and leads Canada’s largest skilled trades competition with 2,400 competitors across 74 contests.
“Thank you to Colleges Ontario and the Premier’s Award for creating the apprenticeship category in 2017. Recognizing that these careers are just as important, by showcasing them, it will continue to break down the stigmas and stereotypes within our province and country,” said Green.
Green has also been named one of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women and a Universal Women’s Network Woman of Inspiration. Skills Ontario also added that “Green has cleared the path for thousands of women in the skilled trades through advocacy and mentorship, and is a recognized opinion leader on skilled trades and women in trades by sharing her opinions and experiences at events and in articles, radio programs and podcasts.”
The Premier’s Award had a total of 126 nominees across seven categories: apprenticeship, business, community services, creative arts and design, health sciences, recent graduate, and technology.
The Premier’s Awards honours outstanding graduates’ important social and economic contributions. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario, the advocacy voice for the province’s 24 colleges.