Skills Ontario honours volunteer Wayne Lawrence with 2017 Glenn Beatty Award

Dec 20 2017

wayne lawrence being awarded

Glenn Beatty was a participant in the CAD, CAM and CNC contests and a gold medal winner at the 1997 competition. He then progressed to the Skills Canada National Competition hosted in Red Deer, Alberta which was another gold medal performance for Glenn. Following his outstanding performance at the skills competitions, Glenn was hired by ATS (Automation Tooling Systems) in Cambridge, Ontario.

Grateful for the opportunity given to him and the impact it had on his life, Glenn returned to Skills Ontario in 1998 as a volunteer. Sadly, in January of 1999, we lost Glenn in a motor vehicle accident.

As a tribute to Glenn, Skills Ontario presents the Glenn Beatty Award annually to a volunteer or volunteers who embody the dedication and passion for Skills Ontario that Glenn demonstrated.

The recipient of this year’s Glenn Beatty Award is Wayne Lawrence of ECAO/IBEW, who has volunteered and supported the Skills Ontario Competition for over 15 years. He started organizing materials for Local 353 and a few years later he was fully immersed in their Committee, helping to organize, complete and enhance an array of work that is required to showcase the Electrical Installation Competition, Elementary Day Workshops and at the ECAO/IBEW Apprenticeship booth. Thank you, Wayne, for your time, expertise, and dedication to supporting the Skills Ontario Competition and skill development opportunities for Ontario’s youth.

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