To our members and suppliers, here is a brief update as to what is happening in our association. Phil Quelch's mini mill is now on display at the Westbank Museum. John Hebert, Walter Taylor, Allen Gallant, and myself were present at the official unveiling of the mini mill. We are excited about the exposure and educational opportunities this will bring. A big thanks to John Hebert for organizing this(please find the attachments to get more information on who helped out, the news releases, and news coverage).

We are also in the process of arranging our 2013 conference. The date we have set aside is April 26th and 27th, 2013. We will try to have the same format as last year. We will also be providing power for any supplier that would like to bring equipment. The conference location we are working on is Kamloops, BC. We will let you know when things are finalized. If you have any questions/comments please let me know by clicking on the link for my email.

2012 AGM

This year's Annual General Meeting, Supplier's Fair and Conference was a resounding success! With approximately 120 attendees and over 20 suppliers, the facilities were overrun with enthusiastic, rejuvenated industry representatives - ready to address apprenticeship challenges and economic change.

Apprenticeship News Flash

RTO-BC (Resource Training Organization) needs your feedback - PLEASE Download the "Saw Trades Survey" on the DOWNLOADS page and return to RTO-BC lrichardson@rtobc.com before the end of May.

Please download and share the DRAFT REPORT of the Proposed changes the Saw Trades Apprenticeship program.

Here is a quick update on where the new Saw Filing Apprenticeship program stands:

For more information, please contact Bruce.