Mission’s Max Ignatiuk, owner of IGN Systems, was honoured this week by the B.C. construction industry.
He was presented an award at the Construction Leadership Dinner in Victoria earlier this month, one of many festivities and events celebrating Construction and Skilled Trades Month.
Ignatiuk was nominated by BCCA’s Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) for his long-standing commitment to apprenticeship and equal opportunity employment.
The awards were hosted by the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) at the B.C. Royal Museum.
The BCCA honoured six attendees from across the province for their leadership and exemplary contributions to a diverse construction workforce.
The tradespeople and contractors honored for their leadership in the trades are:
n Max Ignatiuk, IGN Systems, Mission;
n Karen Anderson, Theatre Northwest, Prince George;
n Mary-Anne Bowcott, Westcom Plumbing and Heating, Sooke;
n Amy Carr, Lewis Sheet Metal, Victoria;
n Becky Lupton, Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver;
n Jerry Pasitney, Horizon Electric, Kelowna.
“It’s a great privilege to honour the hard-working women and men who are the backbone of B.C.’s construction sector,” said Chris Atchison, BCCA president. “We have a workforce of over 225,000 people building more than $75 Billion in current projects. The numbers are impressive, but it’s crucial that we stay focused on the individuals and businesses that rely on us to make choices that ensure a productive and resilient sector.”