Awards & Training

Employer of Excellence Award

The Employer of Excellence Award is presented annually to an employer who practices good human resource services to their employees.

To be eligible for this award, companies must participate in the Merit Benefit Plan and employers must be nominated by their employees. There are several categories the employee must comment on:

  1. What are the three most important reasons for nominating your company as an Employer of Excellence? (Why do you enjoy working for this company?)
  2. How does your company evaluate employee performance?
  3. How often do evaluations take place? How is good performance recognized?
  4. How are employee concerns and complaints dealt with?
  5. Are they handled fairly?
  6. Does your company provide training and support?
  7. If so, what kind? Does your company hold social functions for staff, family, retired workers etc? Describe.
  8. Is staff kept informed of company policies and procedures? If so, how?
  9. Is staff kept informed about the success and future direction of the company? If so, how?
  10. How do you rate your company’s safety policies and procedures?

To download the Employer of Excellence Nomination Form – deadline April 30 2017  please click here.

Merit Contractors Construction Trade Award
A $1,000 award is awarded annually in the spring and is open to graduates of CANS Building Futures for Youth program and graduates of the O2 (Options & Opportunities) program who are entering their first year of full-time studies in one of the programs in the School of Trades & Technology at NSCC.  (Details)

Heather Cruickshanks Women in Trades Award

A $1,000 award will be given annually  in the spring to a female NSCC community college student entering or continuing the trades.  (Details)

Apprenticeship Awards Program
Annually Merit Nova Scotia chooses a graduating Merit member company apprentice as Merit Journeyperson of the Year.  (Details)

 

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